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Wealthier – and whiter – neighbourhoods in towns and cities all over the world have better access to public transport. This is likely a consequence of many of the decision makers being the people who live in these areas. They think of solutions to problems faced by residents who are their immediate neighbours and forget those living in less wealthy and less white neighbourhoods. Despite this better access to public transport, wealthier people are also more likely to own a car
The Covid-19 pandemic has been deeply unsettling and universally upsetting. Every community and social group has been affected and disrupted. However, the release of ONS figures on Coronavirus deaths at the start of May tell a terrifying story about health inequalities in the UK. What the ONS figures clearly show is that people facing the greatest deprivation are experiencing a higher risk of exposure to Covid-19 and existing poor health puts them at risk of more severe outco