The class dimensions of a virus

There is a social class dimension to the way the new coronavirus is affecting the population, and by that of course I do not mean the indirect revanchism of MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis, of the main opposition SYRIZA party, who almost celebrated the fact that the outbreak in our country started from a woman who returned from a trip to Milan and a student in a private school in Athens.

Even if the virus did first hit the more affluent who travel the most, which makes sense, now that it has spread to the lower income households the consequences will be distributed differently - to the detriment of the latter.

If, for example, private schools in the country have the ability to offer online courses to their students, the same is not true for state-run schools. The children of the poorest families will loaf around the house without guidance, while their peers will proceed...

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