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What now for BAME healthcare workers and Covid-19?

With new government restrictions announced across the UK today and fears of another wave of Covid-19 now imminent, how do we stop the same mistakes being made again in regard to our BAME healthcare workers?

One of the most urgent issues that has arisen from the pandemic is why has Covid-19 taken a greater toll on people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Reports during the first peak of the virus in the UK showed a relationship between ethnicity and poor clinical outcomes in Covid-19, but it was unclear whether this was due to socio-economic factors or for biological reasons. As we move into the winter with a second peak of Covid-19 on the horizon, two important questions remain: are people from ethnic minority backgrounds more likely to catch Covid-19 and once infected, are they


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