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‘Magnifying glass’ on inequality: why Covid is hitting harder in Melbourne’s disadvantaged areas

Data reveals Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak is following a predictable trajectory, amplifying the challenges some communities already face

Covid is acting as a “magnifying glass” on the inequalities felt in disadvantaged parts of Melbourne, where there is less access to essential services including pharmacies, childcare and green space.

“We knew before that there is a lack of access to parks. We knew before that there is a lack of access in disadvantaged areas for several of these services,” Dr Ori Gudes, adjunct senior lecturer at UNSW, said.

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