Opinion | Disparity in the era of coronavirus: The disposables divide4 min read . Updated: 31 Mar 2020, 11:33 PM IST
A GDP contraction of a few percentage points, or even halving of the stock market, doesn’t capture the impact on those living hand-to-mouth
Covid-19, caused by novel coronavirus, doesn’t discriminate. It can hit us all. This reality underpins Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unprecedented 21-day lockdown, and other efforts across the world. But while the virus can be a great equalizer, its effects won’t be equal. Exposure rates vary by socio-economic status, and its long-term societal impacts will also not be evenly distributed. In the coronavirus era, have we fully understood the disposables divide?
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