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Coronavirus: to avoid major humanitarian fallout, UK must act urgently

18 March 2020

Professor of International Politics, Professor Sophie Harman wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, discussing the UK welfare system in the face of the coronavirus. She writes: “Without an appropriate response, health emergencies like the one the world is currently experiencing can tip over to become humanitarian crises. This tipping point often occurs when a health system is overwhelmed by large numbers of patients, combined with the acute societal effects of an outbreak – such as people’s inability to pay their rent or mortgage or get enough food.”
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