Coronavirus, wealth losses & gains

An article in the BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) explains that reactions to the coronavirus pandemic, such as lockdowns, have meant that “unemployment has risen dramatically in many countries” and “poverty and hunger are on the rise in low and middle income countries.” Source.

Oxfam reports that the billionaires of the world have seen their wealth grow by “a staggering $3.9tn (trillion) between 18 March and 31 December 2020.” Source.

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