Covid-19 has brought existing structures of inequality into sharp focus. This is not an issue of a global North and underdeveloped South. Rather it is within regions and countries and between classes of citizens. Access to urgent healthcare within countries between resource rich and resource poor regions is just the tip of the iceberg. School closures have highlighted the digital gap between those who can access remote learning and those without the basic means to do so. And pandemic related social distancing measures are impossible to implement for the 2 billion informal workers and 70 million refugees and internally displaced people around the world who have no basic social protection (with no health or unemployment benefits). For them the choice is to die of Corona or die of hunger.

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