It’s social, not medical, science that tells us most about the disparate spread of this pandemic.
Danny Dorling discusses recent findings from a major study of mortality across UK countries and cities, and highlights unprecedented worsening mortality among the UK’s poorest communities:
In 1890, when he was still at school in Harrow, Winston Churchill wrote a poem
As Eva Gómez-Jiménez and Michael Toolan explain in the Introduction to this book, high economic inequality has,
In 1968, at the height of the last great influenza pandemic, at least a million people worldwide died
In the week after the schools went back in England and Wales, an extra 538 people died (77 a day).
Growing alarm has been expressed over the rising numbers of people who are testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK.
Long before the 2020 pandemic swept the world, almost everything was already slowing down.
It is a conundrum. For much of the past two months, many people have been convinced that mortality associated with COVID-19 would rise as the number of people testing positive with the disease increased. But this has not happened so far.
If you are a little older than I am, then you may well remember worse pandemics than that of 2020.
On July 8th 2020 the Treasury released a document titled “Impact of COVID-19 on working household incomes: distributional analysis as of May 2020”.
Why should the exam debacle of 2020 matter to Geographers?
The COVID-19 crisis has coincided with worldwide Black Lives Matter protests
It need not have arrived first in Europe in Italy. The disease could have arrived elsewhere on this continent first, and it could have arrived much earlier than it did.
Great economic inequalities will be hard to sustain during and following slowdown.
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