Coronavirus: Health effects of a COVID-19 recession ‘could be worse than the pandemic’

Coronavirus: Health effects of a COVID-19 recession ‘could be worse than the pandemic’ [LINK].

The full effect of the coronavirus pandemic on people’s long-term and mental health will not be felt for two years, experts have predicted.

While the immediate impact of the COVID-19 outbreak will be devastating, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is warning that the economic fallout could have “persistent negative health effects”.

It says hundreds of thousands of people could develop chronic health conditions and that unemployment and other financial concerns may cause mental health problems.