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Ministers Under Pressure To Publish Delayed BAME Coronavirus Review

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The government is under pressure to “stop the excuses” and publish the findings of an inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities. Public Health England was asked in early May to investigate how factors such as ethnicity, deprivation, age and gender affected people's vulnerability to the virus. The report was due to be released by the end of last month. PHE yesterday said the report would be released “shortly” but would not give a date. Last night Sky News cited “government sources” suggesting the report had been held back due to the “close proximity to the current...
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Keir Starmer urges Government to 'stop the excuses' after review into BAME coronavirus deaths delayed

Keir Starmer urges Government to 'stop the excuses' after review into BAME coronavirus deaths delayed

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Labour leader Keir Starmer today called on the Government to "stop the excuses" and publish a review into Covid-19 deaths of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
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Another 138 people die with coronavirus bringing UK death toll to 44,968

Another 138 people die with coronavirus bringing UK death toll to 44,968

The new figures were released by the Department of Health A further 138 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the UK death toll to 44,968. The... Read more ...

Shop workers are dying at 75% higher rate than rest of country

Shop workers are dying at 75% higher rate than rest of country

All shoppers in England will have to wear a face covering in stores from July 24 Sales assistants are significantly more likely to die from coronavirus, Matt Hancock told MPs... Read more ...

Leicester local lockdown to be reviewed this Thursday but cases 'still too high'

Leicester local lockdown to be reviewed this Thursday but cases 'still too high'

The Health Secretary confirmed a decision will be taken on Thursday on whether to extend the UK's first local lockdown - as he warned cases are 'still well above the rest of... Read more ...

Tory MP Desmond Swayne Complains About 'Monstrous' Face Coverings

Tory MP Desmond Swayne Complains About 'Monstrous' Face Coverings

Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne has said forcing people to wear a face covering in shops to prevent the spread of coronavirus is a “monstrous imposition”, despite the high death... Read more ...

Shop staff can call police if customers don't wear masks

Shop staff can call police if customers don't wear masks

The Health Secretary made an address in the House of Commons today Shop staff can refuse entry to people not wearing face masks and even call the police on those who do not... Read more ...

A hot primary-care startup backed by General Atlantic just filed to go...

A hot primary-care startup backed by General Atlantic just filed to go public. Here are 5 crucial takeaways from Oak Street's IPO filing

Primary care company Oak Street Health has filed to go public. The company plans to trade under the ticker "OSH," setting itself up to be the second primary care company to go... Read more ...

Coronavirus news live: UK death toll reaches 44,830 and face coverings to be...

Coronavirus news live: UK death toll reaches 44,830 and face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England from next week

Face coverings are set to become mandatory in English shops Another 11 people have died from coronavirus , bringing the UK's death toll to 44,830. When it came to the... Read more ...

Newslinks for Tuesday 14th July 2020

Newslinks for Tuesday 14th July 2020

Wear mask in shops or face a £100 fine “Facemasks will become compulsory in shops from a week on Friday, with £100 fines for those who do not cover up. Boris Johnson brought an... Read more ...

Leicester lockdown set to be extended as coronavirus rate in city still too high

Leicester lockdown set to be extended as coronavirus rate in city still too high

Health Secretary Matt Hancock met with the city's Mayor as the latest figures for Leicester show a seven-day rate of 126 cases per 100,000 people compared to 17.8 for... Read more ...

French health workers are given a £7billion pay rise in the wake of coronavirus

French health workers are given a £7billion pay rise in the wake of coronavirus

The majority of the money will be spent on a pay rise for nurses, carers and non-medical staff, while it will also pay for another 15,000 new recruits after years of spending... Read more ...