Wednesday September 23, 2020

With Covid, some are more equal than others

The poor are at much higher risk from this pandemic, and much more likely to fall through the cracks in a two-tier health system

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

13th September, 2020
Hospital care: there are 600,000 people on waiting lists for outpatient consultations with a quarter of that number waiting 18 months or more for an appointment Picture: Getty

They called it the great leveller, but when the dust finally settles on this pandemic, the 2020 coronavirus will have been anything but.

“Covid-19 will certainly not be the great leveller,” Cathal McCrory, a research assistant professor in the Department of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College said.

McCrory, who is also a lead researcher on the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (Tilda) said international data had already shown this to be the case.

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