Signs outside an art and antique shop closing down in Salt Lake City on May 8. Millions without jobs also lose health insurance as Covid-19 widens inequalities in the US. Photo: AP
Anne Case
Opinion

Opinion

Anne Case and Angus Deaton

Coronavirus exposes the inequality in America, and may exacerbate it

  • Covid-19 is widening the income and health inequalities underlying the ‘deaths of despair’ epidemic among less-educated white working class Americans
  • Hit by two epidemics, US life expectancy is set to fall for a record fourth year
Signs outside an art and antique shop closing down in Salt Lake City on May 8. Millions without jobs also lose health insurance as Covid-19 widens inequalities in the US. Photo: AP
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