Skip to comments.Coronavirus: Review to be launched into why ethnic minorities worst-hit by COVID-19
Posted on 04/16/2020 5:31:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A formal review is to be launched into why people from a black and minority ethnic background appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
The move follows calls for the government to investigate the number of deaths of people from the BAME community and those working for the NHS, during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sky News analysis found out of the 54 frontline health and social care workers in England and Wales that have died because of COVID-19, 70% of them were black or from an ethnic minority.
Our analysis also found that four of the five health trusts in England which have recorded the most deaths so far cover areas with some of the highest combined South Asian and black populations.
Many of these are in London and the West Midlands which together account for almost half of all deaths in England.
Despite only accounting for 13% of the population in England and Wales, 44% of all NHS doctors and 24% of nurses are from a BAME background.
Early research from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) found that last week 34% of critically ill coronavirus patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.
According to the 2011 census, just 14% of the population is from those backgrounds.
The research was based on 3,300 patients from intensive care units.
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Subways and buses.
And I didnt have to spend millions on a study to figure that out.
While they are dong that, maybe they could also look into the crime rates for blacks.
Has anybody suggested it might be the result of lack of “Social Distancing”? Because of economic issues, minority groups may be living and/or working in more confined spaces. Just a thought!
Obviously the disease is racist.
Hmmm, let’s see, could illegal, substandard housing have anything to do with this? People crammed into living conditions that make steerage on the Titanic look spacious...
Advice for economic success has always been:
1) Finish school
2) Get a job. Any job.
3) Have children after you get married
Advice for health success:
1) Manage your weight
2) Manage your hypertension
3) Manage your diabetes
If there is one or more demographic groups which won’t take good advice, it doesn’t mean our society is racist.
Cause the virus is RACIST!!!!
Sheesh, people need to get over the victim mentality.
Men are getting hit worse than women and I don’t seen anyone whining about that or demanding investigations into why.
Here’s a question: Do minorities in suburban or rural areas have the same WuFlu mortality rate as urbanites?
Is it ethnicity, or is it culture, which generally works in parallel with ethnicity?
Holy cow, man. You nailed it. I remember my days commuting to downtown Seattle.
This past weekend in Pensacola, more than 100 gathered for a street party. The police tried to send them home, but it was a no go.
If the virus is found guilty of discrimination, can it be charged with a hate crime?
It is not “ethnic minorities” in any direct way. It is only those “ethnic minority” categories whereever those categories have a larger proportion of folks with (1) incomes that provide for less than best nutrition and healthcare (less well off immune system), (2) have higher rates of some bad health conditions (like heart disease, obesity and diabetes). Those are conditions that persons who are not of an “ethnic minority” fall into as well, but it is true that some “ethnic minorities” have a disproportionate representation in some of them, for all kinds of reasons in their personal and family history.
chicom virus be raysis. To it black lives don’t matter
- Poorer overall health
- Poorer nutrition
- Tend to live in more crowded and unsanitary areas
Lots of rational reasons lying out there.
3 significant Underlying factors:
I watched a video last night and heard that adequate vitamin d is key to fending this off. His premise was that it is harder for those with darker skin to absorb vitamin d from the sun and should take additional supplements. Makes sense.
Why does it have to come to race. Why can’t we just put it to people?
Older people are hit harder than anyone, no matter what race. Why isn’t that studied and a better use of facilities designed?
Facts we know. Ill use the 75-and-older numbers from the CDC: For ages 75 to 84, hospitalizations (30.5 percent), ICU stays (10.5 percent), and deaths (4.3 percent) are already high, and the key metrics go up even higher for people 85 and older; 31.3 percent hospitalized, 6.3 percent in the ICU, 10.4 percent fatality rate.
One note: The ICU stays could be lower for the oldest people as the disease can progress so quickly that they dont even have an opportunity for intensive care.
We got a lot more numbers for everybody rather than a targeted race which has old people too. Get realistic.
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