Can the World’s Poor Protect Themselves from the New Coronavirus?

“Anecdotal observations and some empirical evidence from household surveys suggest that the world’s poorest may well have little or no capacity to protect themselves from the virus. For example, it appears likely that a majority of the population of sub-Saharan Africa still do not have access to water on their own premises, and this tends to be higher in poorer countries and regions within countries.”

via NBER