Austerity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report says

Posted by on November 11, 2020 4:42 am
Categories: Global Stories

Scientists say pandemic has exacerbated inequalities between north and south

A decade of public spending cuts meant the north of England was hit harder by the coronavirus pandemic than the rest of England, scientists have said.

A report by the Northern Health Science Alliance, made up of academics from several leading universities, says the economic cost to the region of excess mortality from Covid-19 was at least £6.89bn.

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