More government support needed for homeless people amid the pandemic

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​The world’s homeless population is among the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19.

One non-profit ​group in New York ​City says it’s seen demand for help quadruple since the start of the pandemic.  

‘Backpacks for the Street’ ​is stepping up its efforts to support this community — estimated to number 60-thousand in New York alone…

​But it also wants city officials to do more.