GSL Director Explains in Global News Article why Poor Neighbourhoods Are Hit Harder By COVID-19

people in shantytown sitting wearing masks

On May 20, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was quoted in an article by Global News’ Patrick Cain on why lower-income neighbourhoods across the world are hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the article, Hoffman explained that there are various factors contributing to that fact – ranging from the type of employment to income and housing among others. Lower-income jobs, for example, are often less transferable to a work-from-home environment. Services like food and grocery delivery are pricey and tight living quarters could deter people from adhering to lockdown restrictions.

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