Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus and poverty: we can’t fight one without tackling the other (COVID-19)

A pandemic like COVID-19 lays bare structural inequalities across the world with the poorest and most marginalised bearing the brunt of the virus’ many implications. Adjusting to new work routines, school closures, social distancing and self-isolation pose challenges to us all. With many of us glued to screens to receive regular updates about numbers of new infections and deaths, about what governments are doing to respond to the crisis, about where to stock up on toilet rolls, and about how we can keep ourselves and others healthy and safe, anxiety is rife. However, implications compound for those living in or at risk of poverty, and this is true across the globe.

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