According to Government stats (coronavirus.data.gov.uk) Islington has lowest infection rate in London by a very long way. 👏👏👏
There have been only two confirmed cases in Islington since 27th May (on 5th and 10th June). Not bad. Unless we are all just asymptomatic and/or suffering in silence! 🤨
Mind you, we’re not all champagne socialists in Islington. 42% of us live in social housing. We have the fourth-highest child poverty in the country. The 14th most deprived borough. A third of children living in overcrowded conditions. Forty per cent of older people living in poverty. The lowest life expectancy in London. The highest number of serious mental health issues in the country. The highest levels of depression in England.
Still, we have an ace football team and that artisan bakery does a lovely brioche.
We Islingtonians have been warned about out of borough folk strolling into our low virus bubble unannounced. If they do, they get handed an artisan mask and scented hand gel at the border.