People are falling sick and dying all over the world. In Australia, we’re relatively fortunate to be witnessing up close much lower case and mortality numbers. This doesn’t mean people haven’t suffered loss, anxieties, trauma, and devastation. The healthcare workers and essential workers faced and continue to face trying work and personal circumstances. Often, they were not treated to the best of the people they interacted with in recent weeks. People in other countries are watching their death toll and case numbers climb up at alarming rates and face vulnerability in a way they’ve never faced before. But it’s not affecting us all ‘equally’ and it never did. Some systems around the world collapsed under the demand. But, many systems failed the most vulnerable and revealed inequities on alarming scales. The First Nations and First Peoples, the ethnic minorities, the people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, the people already facing cancer, the people living with domestic abuse and violence, the refugees and asylum seekers, the homeless all bore and continue to bear disproportionate risk and vulnerability.