Colin Murphy: At every turn, the coronavirus is punishing the disadvantaged

Lockdowns do work in containing Covid-19, but they also wreak economic havoc on those least equipped to withstand it

15th November, 2020
Colin Murphy: At every turn, the coronavirus is punishing the disadvantaged
As the search for a Covid-19 vaccine continues, lockdowns cannot be the only weapon in our armoury. Picture: Getty

Despite the excitement around the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, it could fail. The data has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, and no one yet knows how long the vaccine's protection might last. So it remains the case that we must plan to live with the coronavirus for at least the medium term, and we must learn from this pandemic how to live with the next one.

In that context, some salutary data emerged...

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