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

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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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