NEW SCIENTIST: Coronavirus will play out very differently in world's poorest nations

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Release date: 3/4/2020

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Between 900 million and a billion people are estimated to live in such informal settlements, often in high density areas. Typically, three to five people share a room, with families sharing one toilet and, in some cases, a water tap.

“Isolation is virtually impossible in those circumstances,” says Diana Mitlin at the University of Manchester, UK. “It’s a pretty terrifying scenario.”

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TitleCoronavirus will play out very differently in world's poorest nations
Media name/outletNew Scientist
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date3/04/20
DescriptionBetween 900 million and a billion people are estimated to live in such informal settlements, often in high density areas. Typically, three to five people share a room, with families sharing one toilet and, in some cases, a water tap.

“Isolation is virtually impossible in those circumstances,” says Diana Mitlin at the University of Manchester, UK. “It’s a pretty terrifying scenario.”
URLhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2239612-coronavirus-will-play-out-very-differently-in-worlds-poorest-nations/
PersonsDiana Mitlin