“Newsnight broadcaster Emily Maitlis has received an outpour of praise for her “powerful words” on the coronavirus pandemic as she introduced the current affairs programme.
“During the latest programme, Maitlis slammed government ministers for using language around Covid-19 such as a “great leveller” and something that can be survived through “fortitude and strength of character”.
“Emily said: “They tell us coronavirus is a great leveller. It’s not. It’s much, much harder if you’re poor. How do we stop it making social inequality even greater?”
“The broadcaster pointed out it is those with the lowest income on the front line who are most likely to catch the virus, where she adds: “rich or poor, suffers the same, this is a myth that needs debunking.””
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