The Royal Family is known for its longevity. The Queen was 96 when she passed away. The Queen's mother died in 2002 at the age of 101. Her husband was 99 when he died. Do the blue-bloods just have better genes than the rest of us? Or do the Royals get the best medical care possible while living in comfort?
A report from the King's Fund notes that in 2018–20, males in the poorest 10 percent of areas in England died almost a decade earlier than males in the 10 percent wealthiest areas, with an 8-year difference among females. Aren't these deaths a tragedy, too?
At least 168,000 excess deaths in Britain have been estimated since the Covid pandemic began. How many were from the Royal Family?
A recent study showed that 90,000 Britons die in a state of poverty every year. More than one in four working-age women die impoverished, a number that climbs substantially among minorities. On a human level, every death is an occasion for mourning. Who mourned the needlessly dead? Instead, the Queen's prime minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer were attending office parties.
"God Save the Queen", "God Save the King". But who will save working people?
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Opinion | Mourn the Queen, But God Save the People | Richard Eskow (commondreams.org)
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