So far, the pandemic has cost 180,000 lives across the UK, and millions continue to experience ongoing disruption to their lives. In 2020, Covid-19 also caused the largest fall in economic growth in over 300 years.
A return to the pre-pandemic status quo would be a grotesque injustice to all who have lost their lives and livelihoods. We should create better health – for its own sake, but also to address the biggest weaknesses in the UK economy.
To harness the opportunity, IPPR is launching the Commission on Health and Prosperity. This commission will explore our fundamental hypothesis: that a fairer country is a healthier one, and that a healthier country is a more prosperous one.
Read the press release here
Visit the commission home page here
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