Why do you think BAME people are being disproportionately affected by the Covid virus in the UK?

Asked by Anonymous - 2 months ago

I have seen that Somalis especially are bearing the brunt of the disease in Sweden

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Samira Hassan - 2 months ago

There is ongoing research on this because it is evident that BAME are disproportionately affected. Many possible factors may be at play - lower socioeconomic status often lead to health inequalities, higher proportion of BAME have preexisting health conditions, large intergenerational households increasing spread, professions that inherently increase risk of exposure - healthcare workers, transport professionals, etc.  Also poor access to accurate information in their native language that is also culturally appropriate.....the list goes on. 

We await the results of the government-announced research plans

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