COVID-19 virus

The virus does discriminate

Check out my article published by Left Foot Forward about how the coronavirus interacts with inequality.

“New briefings from the Institute of Fiscal Studies have revealed that the economic downturn and wider NHS disruption is likely to undermine the health of the most vulnerable.

We know that those with underlying health conditions are most at risk and that people in poorer areas are already more likely to die from avoidable causes given the widely noted links between deprivation, health inequalities and life expectancy.

It is therefore clear that the impact differs depending on class and status.”

Apsana Begum: The virus does discriminate