NEWSNIGHT: Coronavirus and BAME people

Press/Media: Expert comment

Release date: 30/4/2020

Description

Prof James Nazroo was interviewed on Newsnight [24:25], on how inequalities are playing into the response to COVID-19. BME healthcare staff and patients are more at risk of the disease, with Prof Nazroo saying he believed social and economic inequalities were a primary cause of this, as BME individuals are more likely to come into contact with the virus, and less likely to have had treatment for underlying health issues.

Media coverage

TitleCoronavirus and BAME people
Media name/outletNewsnight
Media typeTelevision
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date30/04/20
DescriptionProf James Nazroo was interviewed on Newsnight [24:25], on how inequalities are playing into the response to COVID-19. BME healthcare staff and patients are more at risk of the disease, with Prof Nazroo saying he believed social and economic inequalities were a primary cause of this, as BME individuals are more likely to come into contact with the virus, and less likely to have had treatment for underlying health issues.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hr18/newsnight-30042020
PersonsJames Nazroo