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Report 22 - Equity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: an assessment of the direct and indirect impacts on disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in low- and lower middle-income countries

Source(s):  Imperial College London

This study explores the relationship between poverty and exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by using large-scale household surveys to quantify the differences in handwashing access, occupation and hospital access with respect to wealth status in low-income settings. The authors use a COVID-19 transmission model to demonstrate the impact of these differences. The study's results demonstrate clear trends that the probability of death from COVID-19 increases with increasing poverty.

The authors further explore how risk mediators and the indirect impacts of COVID-19 may also hit these same disadvantaged and vulnerable the hardest. They find that larger, inter-generational households that may hamper efforts to protect the elderly if social distancing is associated with lower-income countries and, within Lower-Middle Income Countries (LMICs), lower wealth status. Poorer populations are also more susceptible to food security issues-with these populations having the highest levels under-nourishment whilst also being most dependent on their own food production. The study shows that the timing of the COVID-19 epidemic in low-resource settings has the potential to interrupt planning and harvesting seasons for staple crops, thereby accentuating this vulnerability.



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  • Report 22 - Equity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: an assessment of the direct and indirect impacts on disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in low- and lower middle-income countries
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Winskill, Peter; Whittaker, Charlie; Walker, Patrick et al.
  • Number of pages 21 p.

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