Covid19 hits hardest after mild flu seasons

Paper shows that Covid19 has a higher CFR in locations which had experienced two previous mild flu seasons.

One possible conclusion is that mild flu seasons had resulted in larger populations of elderly and people with comorbidities.

https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/wp2003.pdf

Salvation Army counts social cost of lockdown

Loss of income, housing and jobs as a result of Covid-19 will create a  “underclass of social need”

“We’re seeing people who have lost their jobs and households unable to meet rent and mortgage costs.

In the past week, the organisation delivered 5895 food parcels, a 346 per cent rise from the week before the Cobid-19 lockdown.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/research-policy/social-policy-parliamentary-unit/latest-report

Effects of isolation on physical and mental health

The effects of isolation on the physical and mental health of older adults