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People from BAME backgrounds, men and Londoners most likely to die from Covid-19, Public Health England review confirms

People from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, along with men and Londoners, have been hardest hit by coronavirus, according to an authoritative new report by Public Health England.

The in-depth investigation also showed how the disease swept through cities, impacting particularly on highly-populated districts and on workers with often low-paid, public-facing jobs such as taxi drivers, security guards and care workers.

It revealed that:

Death rates in London from Covid-19 were more than three times higher than in the region with the lowest rates, the South West.

There have been 9,035 excess deaths in London between 20 March and 7 May, according to mortality modelling, with 7,383 of them linked to Covid.

The highest age standardised diagnosis rates of Covid-19 per 100,000 population were in people of black ethnic groups (486 in women and 649 in men) and the lowest among people of white ethnic groups (220 in females and 224 in males).

The age standardised deaths rates in confirmed cases per 100,000 population for people of black ethnic groups were 119 in women and 257 in men, Asian ethnic groups (78 in females and 163 in males), mixed ethnic groups (58 in females and 116 in males) and white ethnic groups (36 in females and 70 in males).

An analysis of survival among Covid victims, accounting for the effect of sex, age, deprivation and region, found people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had around twice the risk of death than people of White British ethnicity. People of Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Other Asian, Caribbean and Other Black ethnicity had between 10 and 50 per cent higher risk of death when compared to White British.

London had the highest number of diagnosed cases (26,024) and the South West the lowest (7,155), according to data reported to PHE up to 13 May 2020.

The age standardised death rate among confirmed cases up to May 13, per 100,000 population, was highest in London for both men (140.3) and women (66.8).

Increased risk of death among the working age population was seen among people of Bangladeshi ethnicity (80 per cent higher risk than the white population), black "other" ethnicity, Pakistani ethnicity (both 50 per cent higher) and black Caribbean ethnicity (30 per cent higher).

Announcing publication of the study in the Commons, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "This work underlines that being black or from a minority ethnic background is a major risk factor. "This racial disparity holds even after accounting for the effect of age, deprivation, region and sex."

The report added that it did not adjust for factors such as comorbidities and obesity, "which are likely to have an important impact on the different risk of dying between ethnic groups".

Mr Hancock denied that publishing the report had been delayed because of concerns over its potential impact given the public fury in America over the killing of George Floyd.

Responding to questions from Labour about racial health outcome inequalities, he added: "Black lives matter, as do those of the poorest areas of our country which have worse health outcomes, and we need to make sure all of these considerations are taken into account, and action is taken to level-up the health outcomes of people across this country."

He also told the Commons that working age men are twice as likely to die from the virus as working age women.

Age was the "biggest risk factor", he added, with people aged 80 or older 70 times more likely to die than those under 40.

Shadow justice secretary David Lammy tweeted: "Confirmation: Black and Asian ethnic groups are up to twice as likely to die from covid-19. "Families are living in fear. There must be no more delay. The government must take urgent action to protect at-risk groups."

The PHE review found that 169 care workers and home care workers and six senior care workers have died with coronavirus. The figures include deaths registered of staff aged between 20 and 64 in England between March 21 and May 8.

Eighty-one nurses, 51 nursing auxiliaries and assistants and 20 social workers died over the same period.

Outside the health and social care sector, there were 122 deaths registered of taxi and cab drivers plus chauffeurs, 100 deaths of security guards, 86 of sales and retail assistants and 78 of cleaners and domestic staff.

The data also shows there were 30 deaths registered of secondary education teaching professionals and 13 of primary and nursery education teaching professionals.‚Äč

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If we were playing Covid-19 bingo, then this trade would be near the top of the winners. :sad:

And taxi/PH drivers from a BAME background would be the ones getting the full-house. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

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Not bothered reading the article but there are two things to consider

1) London is one of the most crowded cities on earth with a public transport system that is often rammed so of course it will be more severely affected the same goes for new York

2) People from BAME backgrounds are most likely to have jobs working in public transport, Hospitals, security and tend to have much more close contact with their communities. It stands to reason therefore that they are going to be much more likely to come into contact with someone carrying pangolin flu ergo more likely to catch it themselves

I very much doubt this or any other virus targets people from that background.

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edders23 wrote:
Not bothered reading the article but there are two things to consider

1) London is one of the most crowded cities on earth




5hithole too

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edders23 wrote:
Not bothered reading the article but there are two things to consider

1) London is one of the most crowded cities on earth with a public transport system that is often rammed so of course it will be more severely affected the same goes for new York

2) People from BAME backgrounds are most likely to have jobs working in public transport, Hospitals, security and tend to have much more close contact with their communities. It stands to reason therefore that they are going to be much more likely to come into contact with someone carrying pangolin flu ergo more likely to catch it themselves

I very much doubt this or any other virus targets people from that background.


Pangolin flu?

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Pangolin flu?


love them at the zoo, black and white, flappy feet...

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Pangolin flu?


love them at the zoo, black and white, flappy feet...



precisely so much less scary or boring a name than covid 19 . Based on the early days when it was suggested that this was passed from pangolin to Human before we knew it was a new strain of winter flu (possibly escaped from a lab)

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