Report into BAME coronavirus deaths 'delayed amid racial tension fears'
The Government denies the delay of a report into the high number of coronavirus deaths among BAME communities from is due to concerns over the chaotic situation in the US
According to Sky News, "worries" over the review being published amid the ongoing protests in the US over the death of George Floyd played a part in the findings not being released on time.A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman denied this was the case, telling Sky: "Ministers received initial findings (Monday). They are being rapidly considered and a report will be published this week.
"It is not true to say this has been delayed due to global events."But a Labour MP says any delay is "unacceptable" and a date for its publication needs to be set to put people's minds at ease.The Public Health England review was launched last month aimed at analysing how factors such as ethnicity can impact people's health outcomes from Covid-19.
According to data from the Office for National Statistics, black men and women are more than four times more likely to suffer a coronavirus-related death than white people.The Government website says the findings from the review were to be published "by the end of May 2020".
Read More Coronavirus explained Sky News says the review "was being put on hold until Wednesday because it was not ready for publishing."Shadow women's and equalities secretary Marsha de Cordova said BAME communities "need answers".
"It is unacceptable that this review should be delayed without a given date for its publication," she said.Ms de Cordova said the timing of the situation was ironic."There is a gross irony in delaying the release of a report into the unequal suffering of the BAME community, on the basis of global events that relate to the suffering of black communities around the world.
"If anything, recent events make the release of this report all the more urgent. Read more: Daily Mirror »
What is the point of doing a report if you don’t publish it when you don’t like the answer? Bame deaths are higher. Yes more live in cities, more diabetics, less vit d, many work in healthcare. It’s not rocket science and it’s not anyone’s fault!! blameculture bs lorrainemking What's in it that would stoke the flames further ? 👀
Coronavirus: BAME review delayed again due to 'proximity' to US race riots over George Floyd's deathA source told Sky News the second delay is because of the 'situation in America'. Who cares. Shouldn't BAME people know if they are officially in bigger danger from a pandemic? ESPECIALLY now? Number10press 10DowningStreet USA puppets. That's OK because they got new trainers and a flat screen tv
Ministers under fire over delayed release of BAME Covid-19 reviewLabour attacks ‘unacceptable’ wait for publication of report due at end of last month Prolly the only country in the world hoping to add a racial spin to the pandemic. Well done Britain, absolutely brilliant. Let's line up everyone who was actually paid to be prepared for an epidemic, at every level. That's a huge long line. After they get theirs, after that, then let's line up people whose poor choice delayed the spread of information about this one, single, well-publicized threat. Ministers can't be blamed because they're putting so much energy in making things up to support Dominic Cummings. It's tough keeping track of the lies, deceit, arrogance & hypocrisy. Dominic needs sacking It's vital that this BAME Covid-19 review is issued
BAME people must be protected when lockdown endsThe government finally has a chance to do something positive for the UK’s BAME population by easing lockdown in a way that puts them first. FayeMDeSilva And white people ... you racist FayeMDeSilva FayeMDeSilva so much for treating everyone the same FayeMDeSilva Meanwhile.
Nearly 70 hospital trusts report no coronavirus deaths in 48 hoursBREAKING: More than half of London’s hospitals report no coronavirus deaths in 48 hours after this weekends antics in central london, let us see what happens later in the week. Media has concentrated on deaths but not on the infections which lead to the deaths. How about looking at other places like the tourist areas of the South West cases have risen .... but hey it’s Not London so nobody cares 🙄
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