Tag: COVID

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Racial inequalities highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic to be further investigated

A new report carried out by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) aims to explore how coronavirus has contributed to “the loss of lives and livelihoods” within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. A government-driven report was published in June that showed the heightened Coronavirus death rates within minority communities. The Labour MP…

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Racism in the healthcare setting

Racial biases within medicine have been rampant and prominent across history. With many doctors and scientists throughout history, reinforcing racial stereotypes and hierarchical systems within the quality of health care they provide. History shows decades of biased education, the exploitation of racial minorities as subjects for medical teaching and training, and unethical scientific experimentation such…

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China reimplements restrictions due to rising coronavirus cases

A new outbreak of coronavirus in Beijing has proven to be the most severe since the original epidemic in February. This has led to government officials reimplementing restrictions and rising concerns regarding the efficacy of previous quarantine measures. Excluding Chinese nationals returning from abroad, Beijing had reported no new locally transmitted cases of the virus…

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