Ministers under fire over delayed release of BAME Covid-19 review

The Guardian reports that ministers have been accused of not taking seriously the threat posed to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Britons by Covid-19, following delays to the release of an official review of the issue. The publication deadline was the  end of May.  The initial findings of the report have been given to government ministers.

The report was commissioned to analyse how factors such as ethnicity, obesity and gender can affect people’s vulnerability to Covid-19. Health bosses sought “insight” after it was reported that deaths among BAME communities were disproportionately high.

Full story in The Guardian, 2 June 2020