July 31, 2020

Study points to race, equipment access for higher virus risk in health staff

Paris (AFP) – Researchers raised fears that “systematic racism” in the provision of protective equipment was putting minority health workers at greater risk on Friday, as a study showed higher coronavirus infection rates among British and American medical staff. The report, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, found that frontline healthcare workers were over three times more likely to test positive than the general population early in the pandemic, with the rate rising to five times for ethnic minority medical staff.  Researchers from the US looked at data from almost 100,000 health…

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