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It is not enough to talk about the disproportionate number of Covid-19 BAME deaths—we need action

It’s more urgent than ever to listen to people in black, Asian and ethnic communities about how this virus has affected them

By Sharan Dhaliwal  

A man wearing a protective face mask waits in a bus stop in East Ham, east London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Tuesday April 28, 2020.

As Covid-19 consumes our planet, in the UK it has disproportionately affected those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. The news is a wake-up call to many but is met with a sombre nod of known experience from others. Statistics this month show that 19 per cent of deaths that have been recorded thus far…

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