Report The Covid Recession is Hitting The Poorest Hardest in House prices and the economy Posted October 11, 2020 It's true that this recession is uniquely impacting the poorest most - but that's not because "we are shafting" them, but because the industry sectors hardest hit by the anti-COVID measures (bars, restaurants etc) have a high proportion of the lowest paid, whilst professionals can work from home. Exactly - a person who is an accountant for instance will be very busy right now. The more highly skilled a person is the Less chance they have of losing a job or if they do the more chance they have of getting another job. A pandemic does not create and enact policy our government does and it is the government's response that is causing the problem. And then there is the double whammy that the most deprived communicate have been hardest hit with deaths and severe illness from covid-19. Most jobs have been lost in the bar/pub/hotel/hospitality sector - traditionally low paid low skilled jobs. We have seen what happened when they were open with no restrictions. If they had not been closed and people were getting Covid people would be saying it is all the govts fault! The deprived community thing has been done to death. Many of these people are BAME who culturally live in multi generational households. Also, when I am in Richmond people respect the rules. I went through Hounslow last week and it was like a normal day - very few were distancing and many were not wearing a mask - DUH to them when they get it.