Black and south Asian people urged to get jabs to cut higher death rates
The Guardian|December 03, 2021
Doctors have urged unvaccinated black and south Asian people to get their Covid jabs after new data revealed hospitalisations and deaths are higher in those groups, despite infection rates being lower than in white people.
Ian Sample

Infections were higher in many black and Asian groups during Britain’s first two waves of Covid, but the current third wave has seen the pattern shift, with infections now more common among white people, even though their death rates remain relatively low.

The new data, published today in the final government report on understanding and tackling Covid-19 disparities, suggest that poor vaccine coverage is now a key driver of severe Covid in some black and Asian groups, despite schemes to improve underwhelming vaccine uptake.

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