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Boris Johnson's Covid-19 dice are loaded against our struggling towns | Gaby Hinsliff

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The pandemic is about to get even more socially divisive, with people in the least economically resilient areas at most risk Never bet more than you can afford to lose. The old gambler's adage springs uncomfortably to mind as the government once again prepares to roll the pandemic dice, pushing ahead with opening English pubs this weekend even as a fresh outbreak forces Leicester back into lockdown. For those lucky enough to live in places where Covid-19 seems firmly under control, a night out probably means risking little more than a hangover. But in some parts of the country, so-called...
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