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Analysis of COVID-19 Data ‘Fails to Provide Actions to Reduce Inequalities’

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A rapid review of coronavirus data by Public Health England (PHE) found people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had around twice the risk of death compared to white British people.

Other BAME groups were disproportionately affected, with people of Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, other Asian, Caribbean, and other black ethnicity having a 10-50% higher risk of death from the virus compared to white people.

The Disparities in the risk and outcomes from COVID-19 review, announced in early May, aimed to establish more robust data on the factors impacting the number of COVID-19 cases and severity of the outcomes for different groups ...