Risk of death from COVID-19 is higher for ethnic minorities in UK
Risk of death from COVID-19 is higher for ethnic minorities in UK

People from ethnic minorities are at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus, a report by Public Health England says.

It shows age remains the biggest risk factor, while being male is another. The impact of Covid-19 is also “disproportionate” for other Asian, Caribbean and black ethnicities. But it remains unclear why, as reported by BBC.

A trade union for doctors said the report was a “missed opportunity” for “action” to be taken to protect health workers who are from ethnic minorities.

The health secretary said the “troubling” report was “timely” because “right across the world people are angry about racial injustice”.

 

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