A database of spreading events traced nearly 80% of Covid infections back to food processing plants, ships, aged care homes, bars, restaurants, shops and worker dorms. All of those are places notoriously associated with low pay and poor job security, explains David Fickling. The same pattern has shown up in country after country
🇺🇸: Meatpacking plant workers
🇸🇬: Foreign workers in dormitories
🇬🇧: Temporary staff in elderly care homes
🇦🇺: Security guards at quarantine hotels Diseases are most deadly when they can seize on a pre-existing condition to overwhelm the body. Society’s refusal to grant the underpaid the same protections it affords the better off is the co-morbidity that’s killing us.