Monday, September 28, 2020

When The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Go Untested

By Caitlin Faulds

Innovation Hub, WGBH News

COVID-19 began to sweep through the country in early March, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, among others, declared it the “great equalizer” — an experience uniquely universal. But six months later, with more than 200,000 deaths, it’s clear that the pandemic has made society more unequal.

According to geopolitical risk analyst Ian Bremmer, the pandemic has spurred political and economic polarization — and the knock-on effects on testing, income inequality and access to education are just ramping up.

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