ECONOMY - PUBLIC HEALTH

The virus’ underlying conditions and the real solutions

The pandemic has exposed fragilities, mostly connected to poverty and inequality, which have a long history buried under the current state of emergency. But the health emergency has thrown these into relief and exacerbated tenfold their consequences. In one very straightforward example, for many people the instruction to stay home means descent into even greater poverty.

Kenan Malik takes the motto of doing ‘whatever it takes’ to combat the pandemic as his starting point to ask whether after the crisis is over, we will seek to resolve issues such as low pay, insecure work and inadequate benefits with equal urgency.

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