“Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed the death toll in the UK rise to 39,728. We have also seen a disproportionate number of doctors from the BAME community fall victim to the virus. Why is this?
Could the lethal mix of structural racism and the impact of austerity lead more ethnic minorities to die? Migrant doctors are the architects of the NHS, and black nurses are the support structures. If we’re in a war, then why are politicians bringing a knife to a gunfight? Our frontline workers need every weapon in their arsenal, but lack vital equipment. Black people are resilient. But we are not invincible. Black bodies are not sacrificial lambs. Our lives matter”
Read my full article ‘They Love our labour, but not our lives’
The latest ‘Disparities in the Risk and Outcomes of COVID-19‘ report, published by Public Health England is available to read