BMA response to delay to review into impact of Covid-19 on BAME community

by BMA media team

Press release from the BMA

Location: England
Published: Tuesday 2 June 2020

Responding to the delay in publishing Public Health England’s review into the impact of Covid-19 on people from BAME background, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said:

“Given the staggering disproportionate number of deaths among BAME doctors and healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, the BMA called on Government to carry out an investigation to understand why this is happening.

“The Government-commissioned review by Public Health England needs to urgently report as soon as possible in order for us to make sense of why this dreadful virus is impacting so adversely on the BAME community and, most importantly, what needs to be done to urgently protect them.”

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