Is Covid-19 a disease of affluence?

The poor and elderly in rich countries are the main victims, which raises uncomfortable truths about the western cult of longevity at any cost

Photo by Benjamin Suter on Unsplash

IT’S EASY to see the current pandemic from an exclusively ‘developed world’ point of view.

We’ve resigned ourselves to the fact that the mobile and healthy are spreading the disease to the old and sick. End of story.