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7006118432_d4313d7771_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_400xInquiry says poverty and overcrowding in Brent create ideal conditions for the virus

Appalling housing conditions and crippling rents in one of the UK’s poorest boroughs helped turn it into a hotspot of Covid-19 deaths, according to a poverty inquiry that examined links between local inequalities and the pandemic.

The Brent Poverty Commission, which had been running for two months when Covid-19 struck, said chronic overcrowding and widespread poverty in the north-west London borough had created ideal conditions for the virus to thrive.

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The Guardian

 

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