GLOBALCIT Research Associate Lorenzo Piccoli has published an analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations in The Washington Post. In his piece, Piccoli explores how, despite the shared experience of mass immobility, disparities in wealth and status create large differences in how individuals are affected by the novel coronavirus. In a crisis-ridden context, governments face difficult choices on who should have the right to receive public health care, benefit of emergency welfare packages, and travel across international borders.
The text is a continuation of the short essays published on the blog of the nccr – on the move (with Joëlle Moret) and GLOBALCIT (with Jelena Dzankic). It draws on the dataset of international travel restrictions in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The featured image for this news item is a photo of the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence taken by Jo Shaw.