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group-portrait-of-people-smiling-picture-id560447233?s=612x612&profile=RESIZE_400xIf ministers can’t see the role of structural racism in the first wave, history will repeat itself in the second

Since the start of the pandemic the government has produced a series of reports on the impact of Covid-19. One statistic that has received a lot of attention is its disproportionate impact on the Black and Asian populations. While there has been general agreement about the data – that where you live, the number of people in your household, the type of job you do, how you travel to work and a range of co-morbidities, are the main contributors to death from Covid-19 – there has been a reluctance in these reports to mention the role of race in any meaningful way.

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The Guardian

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