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🪦Inequalities in COVID-19 mortality persist with mortality rates 3 to 4 times higher in the most deprived areas.
💉 Vaccination programme has been key to reducing COVID-19 mortality rates, but for some groups uptake is still low, esp for people living in poorer areas and people from some minority ethnic groups.
😫 Sig. deterioration in mental health during 1st year of the pandemic has been reversing but has not entirely returned to pre-pandemic levels, with anxiety heightened, especially among 🚺.
💷 People are likely to cope with additional financial stress assoc with cost-of-living crisis.
🫁🫀 LTC are keeping a sig. no. of people out of work.
👩🏻🏫 A failure to act on education gaps due to lost learning time in the pandemic - between children from richer and poorer backgrounds.
👧🏽🧒🏻 A cohort of ‘left-behind’ children face sig. risks to their long-term health and living standards, ▶️▶️ long-term economic cost to the country.