When lockdown policies amplify social inequalities in COVID-19 infections: evidence from a cross-sectional population-based survey in France.
Nathalie Bajos, Florence Jusot, Ariane Pailhé, Alexis Spire, Claude Martin, Laurence Meyer, Nathalie Lydié, Jeanna-Eve Franck, Marie Zins, Fabrice Carrat, undefined SAPRIS study group
BMC Public Health | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Significant differences in COVID-19 incidence by gender, class and race/ethnicity are recorded in many countries in the world. Lockdown measures, shown to be effective in reducing the number of new cases, may not have been effective in the same way for all, failing to protect the most vulnerable populations. This survey aims to assess social inequalities in the trends in COVID-19 infections following lockdown. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey conducted among the general population in France in April 2020, during COVID-19 lockdown. Ten thousand one hundred one participants aged 18-64, from a national cohort who lived in the three metropolitan French regions most affected by the f..View full abstract