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Calls for health funding to be prioritised as poor bear brunt of Covid-19

Sarah Best

8th May 2020

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has claimed that for people living in poor parts of England and Wales are more likely to die from the coronavirus than people living in wealthier areas.

This report follows the report that people from ethnic minorities are more likely to die from the virus from white Britons (see Monday's blog post for more details on this).

The ONS have found that there are "55.1 deaths per 100,000 people in more deprived areas compared with 25.3 in the least deprived."

This article could be used a discussion on the inequalities and provision of, and access to, health care in contemporary society (Health unit), as well as a broader point about deprivation between different social groups (poverty, social class).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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