Senior Fellows Society webinar series: Social justice, health equality and Covid-19
In his talk, Sir Michael will explain how the pandemic has exposed underlying inequalities in society, and amplified them. The social gradient in mortality from Covid-19 is very similar to the social gradient in mortality from all causes of death. This implies that the causes of inequalities in Covid-19 mortality overlap, in large measure, with the causes of inequalities in health more generally. In addition, for Covid-19 there are extra risks associated with employment in frontline occupations, and living in overcrowded, multi-generational households.
The pandemic, and the associated societal response, have specific and potentially far-reaching effects at each stage of the life course: from early childhood, through school age, entry into the labour force, parenting and working life, and older age. Without specific action, widening inequalities in health will be the result.’
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