News: How the pandemic hit the North the hardest

A new book - ‘Northern Exposure: Covid- 19 and Regional Inequalities in Health and Wealth’ - details how people in the North suffered significant inequalities during the pandemic.

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic affected all parts of the country, it did not do so equally. Northern England was hit the hardest, exposing more than ever the extent of regional inequalities in health and wealth.

Using original data analysis from a wide range of sources, this book demonstrates how COVID-19 has impacted the country unequally in terms of mortality, health care, mental health, and the economy.

Written by Professor Clare Bambra and Dr Natalie Bennett of Newcastle University and NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria, and Dr Luke Munford and Sam Khavandi of the University of Manchester and NIHR ARC Greater Manchester, the book sets out what needs to be learnt from the pandemic to prevent regional inequality growing and to reduce inequalities in health and wealth in the future.

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