Thursday, September 9, 2021

How Can Basic Income and Health Care Prevent the Next Crisis? (COVID-19)

Poverty has skyrocketed worldwide because of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But poverty was pervasive before 2020, when billions of people around the world lacked basic human rights such as access to clean water, sanitation, food, shelter, and education. In fact, the scale of poverty and its daily deprivations made the pandemic worse. The people most likely to die and suffer severe illness were those without access to steady income, reliable health care, and other social protections. Meanwhile, ongoing vaccine inequity emerged between wealthy nations and poor countries, widening global inequalities. Read More