Pre-existing social inequalities have contributed to the UK recording the highest mortality rates in the UK from the Govt, a key authority on public health, warning that the lives of many children could be permanently destroyed if the problem is not addressed.
Sir Michael Marmot, known for his important work on social determinants of health, argued A new report Families at the bottom of the social and economic scale have disappeared before the epidemic and are now suffering even more, losing health, jobs, life and education opportunities.
In the report, Built-back Firefighter said that Marmot should address these social inequalities at any cost and that it is not enough to see how things turn out before the epidemic. “We can’t do that,” he said.
“It is simply unacceptable for us to say that it is OK for children to go to bed hungry … We have received some misconceptions about the need for austerity measures … What is the community we want? We want to ensure the health and well-being of all members and a fair distribution of health and well-being. Government debt is not an excuse and we know it is a misunderstanding of the economy. ”
He painted a bad picture, underlined by the statistics, which shows that the most backward families are badly affected. Men and women living in overcrowded areas in the most backward parts of the country are more likely to die from Govt disease. Caregivers and those working in the retirement and service industries have the highest mortality rates among those under 64 years of age. Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups working as taxi drivers, bus drivers, security guards, caretakers and other low-paying professionals are at higher risk of death.
Children and young people living in depressed areas have been affected proportionally by the locks, he found. “One of the consequences of the epidemic is to widen educational gaps,” Marmot said. In less backward schools, some children were left behind as a result of closures. At the most backward, babies were said to be four to six months behind.
There has been a “dramatic increase in food insecurity”, especially among young people who are more unhappy or depressed. Young people were also at risk of losing their jobs in epidemics.
Marmot, head of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, was highly critical of the government for failing to act on its February report, saying austerity policies had already damaged health and reduced life expectancy in the UK.
“Before the epidemic, life expectancy had stagnated, inequalities were rising and the life expectancy of poor people was declining,” he said. “It’s a measure of how the community is not functioning properly. And then the high mortality rate during epidemics is a measure of what society is not doing properly.”
The recommendations of his report addressed issues related to governance and political culture and power, widening the gap between those with and without money and resources.
“We need to reverse the reduction in spending on public services – as we said, we were badly prepared. We were unhealthy within the epidemic. This means placing a fair distribution of health and wellness at the center of all government policy.”
Funding for public health was reduced during the austerity years. “The Budget for Public Health UK was cut by 40% after its founding in 2012, reducing spending on public health by about $ 800 million in local government.
“So in February / March, we should have set up a national testing, tracking and isolation system and public health should have organized it,” he said.
But that did not happen. First, he said the policy should not do all this, and then hand it over to a private company “and it doesn’t matter if the person running it has no expertise because the private solutions we know are always better than public solutions, so we will give it to the private sector to manage it.
“Massive error. We should have used public health, local public health – to finance them properly and get them to do it. ”
Jennifer Dixon, chief executive of the Health Foundation, said there was no doubt that the epidemic would have an impact in the coming years. “The mitigation of epidemic damage by education, employment and income should be central to the government’s recovery and mitigation programs.
“For young people, it means practical help in finding employment and training to access the best quality jobs. As we rebuild, these measures are crucial so that the next generation of young people living with the epidemic will not continue to realize its impact on their health for the rest of their lives,” he said.
“It is totally unacceptable that in a country like this there is such a strong divide between rich and poor in society. This report should be an important call for long-term investment in the health of this nation because in these challenging uncertain times, closing the gap is never important,” he said. Said, Professor Dame Parveen Kumar.