COVID-19 increases existing inequalities: experts

While inequalities have long been present in almost every society, the pandemic has significantly exposed and increased the gaps, especially between those who can afford remote work and those who cannot.

The observation was presented by Dr Nguyễn Thắng, Standing Vice-Chairman of the Socio-Economic Advisory Council (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences) in a seminar on the human economy, on Tuesday.

Hosted by Oxfam in Việt Nam, the seminar was a discussion between development experts, and art and social researchers on how people and the Earth should be placed before profit.

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