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Coronavirus: Racism ‘could play a part in BAME Covid deaths’

Factors such as racism and social inequality may have contributed to increased risks of black, Asian and minority communities catching and dying from Covid-19, a leaked report says. Historic racism may mean that people are less likely to seek care or to demand better personal protective equipment, it says. The Public Health England draft, seen… Read More »

Dramatic drops in ER visits likely led to uncounted deaths

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Hospital officials, anticipating a surge of COVID-19 cases, urged deferring routine, nonemergency care so doctors, nurses, and other personnel could focus… Read More »

311,000 virus cases, 13,500 deaths

Italy has announced its largest day-to-day increase in infections with 53,000, while there are fears UK cases are “accelerating”and Spain has been forced to set up a temporary hospital inside a convention centre. MORE: Follow the latest on coronavirus here Australia has recorded at least 1354 cases and seven deaths during the pandemic and dramatic… Read More »