The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health and health inequalities into sharp focus. It has been clear from the early stages of the pandemic that some groups are more affected than others.

Our COVID-19 impact inquiry is exploring the pandemic’s implications for health and health inequalities in the UK. It will consider how people’s experience of the pandemic was influenced by health and existing inequalities as well as the likely impact of measures to control the virus on people’s health and health inequalities. 

This blog series rounds up emerging evidence on the unequal effects of the pandemic, building an important record of its wide-ranging impact on society so far. We explore areas of focus for the inquiry and, as we move towards recovery, we consider the role government, society and businesses have to play in allowing everyone to live a healthy life.

Latest blogs

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Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: March 2021

8 March 2021
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The COVID-19 impact inquiry team look at emerging evidence of the pandemic's impact on women and key...

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The forgotten crisis: exploring the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on disabled people

21 February 2021
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What has the COVID-19 pandemic meant for disabled people, and how can we build back fairer? Liz...

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Paying for the pandemic: the economic consequences of COVID-19

15 January 2021
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Matt Whittaker, expert advisor for our COVID-19 impact inquiry, looks at emerging evidence of the...

Previous blogs

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Emerging evidence on COVID-19’s impact on money and resources

17 September 2020
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Frank Soodeen from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores the impact of the pandemic on household...

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Emerging evidence on COVID-19’s impact on health and health inequalities linked to housing

14 August 2020
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We explore the impact of housing on health and health inequalities, likely to have been increased...

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Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: July 2020

4 August 2020
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Louise Marshall gives our third round up of the emerging evidence on COVID-19 and inequalities for...

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Emerging evidence of COVID-19’s unequal mental health impacts on health and social care staff

31 July 2020
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As we begin to take stock of the unprecedented impact of the pandemic so far, we explore the mental...

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Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: June 2020

3 July 2020
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Louise Marshall gives our second round up of the emerging evidence on COVID-19 and inequalities for...

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Emerging evidence on COVID-19’s impact on mental health and health inequalities

18 June 2020
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We explore the impact of the pandemic on mental health and how some groups are affected more than...

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Emerging evidence on health inequalities and COVID-19: May 2020

5 June 2020
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The global pandemic is bringing health inequalities into sharp focus. Louise Marshall gives our...

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Emerging findings on the impact of COVID-19 on black and minority ethnic people

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We explore why black and minority ethnic groups are being hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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