In my article published by Left Foot Forward, I call out the continued inaction in response the large volume of evidence that shows the increased risks of BAME communities catching and dying from the virus:
“Right since the onset of the crisis, I and others have been raising this issue over and over again. It has now been weeks since the part censored review, reluctantly commissioned by the Government, finally officially identified major inequalities – including the alarming statistic that Bangladeshi people face around twice the risk of death.
But we knew right from the beginning that those with underlying health conditions are most at risk and that people in poorer areas are already more likely to die from avoidable causes given the widely noted links between deprivation, health inequalities and life expectancy. It was clear to anyone who wanted to know, that these systemic economic inequalities mean that ethnic minority communities are particularly disadvantaged by such a health crisis.”
Read the article: Covid-19 has exposed many of the deep inequalities Grenfell did