Lockdown in low-income countries (Julian Jamison)

By Julian Jamison

Unusually for an infectious disease, COVID-19 has primarily made its presence felt in wealthier countries — so far. Now we are beginning to see its effects in the developing world, although they may not be the effects you’d expect. They show how efforts to mitigate the catastrophic effects of the pandemic can exert their own tolls — not just in terms of money but also in lost educational opportunities, social isolation, the inability to provide for one’s family and sometimes death.

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