A man walks past a mural in Milan on March 16. While several countries, including Italy, imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid-19, these hit the poor hardest. Photo: EPA-EFE A man walks past a mural in Milan on March 16. While several countries, including Italy, imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid-19, these hit the poor hardest. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man walks past a mural in Milan on March 16. While several countries, including Italy, imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid-19, these hit the poor hardest. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Fight against the coronavirus is embroiled in a ‘fog of war’, with the poor becoming collateral damage

  • The divergences in testing targets, reliability and reporting across countries mean the data is often misleading
  • Meanwhile, the poor suffer disproportionately during lockdowns and their living conditions make them vulnerable to the disease

A man walks past a mural in Milan on March 16. While several countries, including Italy, imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid-19, these hit the poor hardest. Photo: EPA-EFE A man walks past a mural in Milan on March 16. While several countries, including Italy, imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid-19, these hit the poor hardest. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man walks past a mural in Milan on March 16. While several countries, including Italy, imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of Covid-19, these hit the poor hardest. Photo: EPA-EFE
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