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dc.contributor.authorDe Groot, Jiskaen
dc.contributor.authorLemanski, Charlotteen
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T00:31:28Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T00:31:28Z
dc.date.issued2021-04en
dc.identifier.issn0956-2478
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/313313
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> Throughout the early months of 2020, COVID-19 rapidly changed how the world functioned, with the closure of borders, schools and workplaces, national lockdowns, and the rapid normalization of “self-isolation” and “social distancing”. However, while public health recommendations were broadly universal, human capacity to accordingly transform everyday life has differed significantly. We use the example of South Africa to highlight the privileged nature of the ability to transform one’s life in response to COVID-19, arguing that the virus both highlights and exacerbates existing inequalities in access to infrastructure. For those living in urban poverty in South Africa, where access to basic infrastructure is limited, and where overcrowding and high density are the norm, it is frequently impossible to transform daily life in the required ways. The failure of global public health recommendations to recognize these inequalities, and to adapt advice to national and local contexts, reveals significant limitations that extend beyond this specific global pandemic. </jats:p>
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.subjectaccess to infrastructureen
dc.subjectbasic servicesen
dc.subjectCOVID-19en
dc.subjectenvironmental healthen
dc.subjectinequality and privilegeen
dc.subjectpandemicen
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.subjecturban povertyen
dc.titleCOVID-19 responses: infrastructure inequality and privileged capacity to transform everyday life in South Africaen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage272
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.numberARTN 0956247820970094en
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameENVIRONMENT AND URBANIZATIONen
prism.startingPage255
prism.volume33en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.60419
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-09-30en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0956247820970094en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-04en
dc.contributor.orcidLemanski, Charlotte [0000-0003-0982-2329]
dc.identifier.eissn1746-0301
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (RF-2017-166)
pubs.funder-project-idIsaac Newton Trust (17.24(h))


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