An interesting statement made here:
Kevin Watkins, the Save the Children chief executive, said: “I would describe pneumonia as the ultimate disease of poverty, both in the UK and globally.”
OK, fair enough. I did think that it was largely a disease of old age but then what do I know?
So, we’ve a rise in this disease of poverty:
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Emergency hospital admissions for children with pneumonia have risen by more than 50% in England over the past decade, figures suggest, with admission rates highest in more deprived areas.