“One of the most important messages from government during the pandemic has been to work from home if you can. Though what happens if your work isn’t suited to this?”

In our article, AUO Director Melanie Davern, alongside UNSW’s Marylouise McLaws and Dr Ori Gudes, discuss why COVID-19 demonstrates that now more than ever that health is an equity issue and what mapping the data can reveal about work, health and place.

“The related patterns of occupations and COVID-19 incidence remind us of the importance of the well-known relationships between health and place.

“Our mapping provides evidence that can help authorities decide where and how to focus preventive measures when planning public health interventions.”