Covid pandemic has exposed great inequalities in society

The Covid pandemic has held up a mirror to our society.

The pandemic has uncovered the nice inequalities that exist, with these dwelling within the poorest areas most savagely hit by the illness.

Shamefully, a 3rd of kids below 16 within the UK reside beneath the poverty line – this within the fifth richest economic system on this planet.

Over 1,000,000 individuals go to meals banks in a rustic that has greater than 150 billionaires residing inside its borders.

The savagery of the so-called versatile labour market has been uncovered for all to see.

These engaged on zero hours contracts and compelled into bogus self-employment standing have been least capable of cope.

Many working within the care sector are on zero hour contracts, the place non-attendance means not getting paid. This has meant some have averted being examined for Covid for worry they could need to isolate and so can’t work.

The Authorities has been sluggish to supply the required monetary help for individuals in any such state of affairs to allow them to isolate.

The final well being of the nation is one thing else that has come below scrutiny. Or ought to that be ill-health?

The weight problems ranges and basic unhealthy way of life has meant the UK inhabitants has been much less sturdy in resisting the ravages of Covid.

The nation is now, hopefully, popping out of the disaster. Nevertheless, classes should be discovered, with a levelling up of society.

The nice inequalities want addressing, with a closing of the hole between wealthy and poor. Fewer billionaires and fewer foodbanks as a result of there are fewer hungry individuals.

There must be an finish to off-loading employers’ tasks on workers by way of the likes of zero hours contracts and bogus self-employment standing.

Then must be a lot better funding within the NHS and social care sector, with a far greater worth being positioned on the heroic individuals who fill these roles.

More healthy dwelling may also be pursued, with strolling and biking being inspired.

These can assist create a extra simply and equitable world popping out of the pandemic and it wants to start right here at residence in Redbridge.

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