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Equality gains in the UK risk being reversed by coronavirus, says EHRC

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Equality and Human Rights Commission says young people, ethnic minorities, older people and disabled people have been disproportionately hit by the pandemic, which has highlighted and widened existing inequalities.“While everyone has been affected by either the virus or the restrictions imposed in response to it, our report shows that the negative impact has been more severe for some groups than others,” said Caroline Waters, the commission’s interim chair.“Sadly, this isn’t surprising.

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