The BAME community are up to four times more likely to die as a result of Covid 19.

Sarah Owen MP  said that yesterday, the ONS revealed shocking statistics showing that some members of the BAME community are up to four times more likely to die as a result of Covid 19.

This pandemic has shone a light on health inequalities which have existed for far too long and need to be tackled not just for now, but in the long term.

This week, I asked a direct question at the Health and Social Care Select Committee about how government advisors are going to address the disproportionate deaths from our BAME communities during this pandemic. I will continue to push the government on this and also stakeholders during private meetings.

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