We have written to the Health Scretary to call on him to take steps to allieviate the hightened risk that the Coronavirus poses on BAME communities. The letter was also shared with our local MP and MSP.
Update: Since posting the letter, Public Health England (PHE) has published “COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes” which includes statistics on BAME communities. However, the analysis is mainly based on summary statistics and graphs and it completely lacks any recommedations to address the hightened risks BAME communities face. GMA would not recognise the PHE report as a substitute for the promised review and still expects the Health Secretary to provide a more detailed review that includes cross-sectional analysis as well as steps to protect our BAME communities better.