More BAME People Are Dying From Coronavirus. Why?

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities are more likely to be badly affected by coronavirus. Around 19% of people who have died of Covid-19 in the UK were BAME, a Guardian study has found, despite representing only 14% of the British population. Here we speak to Wasim Hanif, professor of diabetes & endocrinology at University Hospital Birmingham and Lord Simon Woolley, chair of the Race Disparity Unit’s advisory group, to find out why this is happening and what is being done to tackle the problem.

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