Clare Bambra and colleagues have written an essay examining the implications of COVID-19 for health inequalities.
Their work draws on historical and contemporary evidence from pandemics including Spanish Influenza (1918) and H1N1 (2009). In addition to exploring inequalities in infection and mortality rates from Covid-19, the authors explore the potential implications of lockdown for health inequalities. They conclude with reflections on the longer-term public health policy responses needed to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic does not increase health inequalities for future generations.
Read the full article in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health here.