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Why Inequality Could Spread COVID-19
Joseph Stiglitz et al. | The Lancet - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

2 Apr 2020 – Pandemics rarely affect all people in a uniform way. The Black Death in the 14th century reduced the global population by a third, with the highest number of deaths among the poorest. As these populations are more likely to have chronic conditions, this puts them at higher risk of COVID-19-associated mortality. Since the pandemic has perpetuated an economic crisis, unemployment rates will rise substantially and weakened welfare safety nets further threaten health and social insecurity.

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