While the pandemic has proven to be devastating for many people, for homeless populations, it has taken an incredibly heavy toll.
Those without homes are exposed to COVID-19 and other illnesses at higher rates, and shelters, which are usually not socially distanced, can be more harmful than helpful. With all of those forces combined with unsafe weather conditions, death tolls are steadily rising.
But there is hope. Germany is setting a global example with their insulated sleeping pods which sound like they're straight from the future. These pods are offering homeless communities some solace during stormy weather.