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While the west fixates on Covid-19, vulnerable countries pay the price

While the west fixates on Covid-19, vulnerable countries pay the price

The developed world’s response to the pandemic is imperilling health systems, economies and livelihoods already on the edge

People in low-income and conflict-affected countries have so far largely escaped the high levels of Covid-19 infection seen in western Europe and the US, although this may be changing.

The pandemic is killing them in different ways: lost jobs, ruined businesses, increased poverty, rising malnutrition and risk of famine, and a prospective increase in untreated, non-Covid preventable illnesses.

For many of the most vulnerable, the developed world’s cures are proving worse than the disease. At the extreme, families must choose between going hungry and getting ill.


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Tags: coronavirus covid-19, countries - poor / developing, inequality of circumstance, poor countries
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