The UK’s covid-19 response underscores the danger of a “health versus wealth” approach

Members of our Economic Justice & Health Group write in the BMJ discussing their experiences as frontline health workers during the pandemic, where they have had to treat both COVID-19 & the symptoms of harmful economic policies. Their article also draws upon the findings of our latest briefing paper, ‘Health Versus Wealth? UK economic policy and public health during COVID-19’.

Healthy housing is a human right

Children and families who are experiencing homelessness are facing severe risk, risk that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is an urgent need to address the lack of adequate and decent temporary accommodation, and add capacity to the health system...