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Suppressing BAME Covid-19 death recommendations ‘will have cost lives'

12 Jun 2020
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This goes beyond mismanagement of the crisis and has stepped into institutionalised racism, says GMB Union

GMB has commented on leaked recommendations originally redacted from the government’s report into excess BAME deaths from covid-19.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary, said:

“It’s been 10 days between the publication of the original Public Health England report and these leaked recommendations.

“By suppressing  further investigation into the disproportionate deaths amongst Black Asian Minority Ethnic communities and refusing to put in place the recommended additional protection, this Government will have cost lives.

“This goes beyond mismanagement of the crisis and has stepped into institutionalised racism .

“People need to be held to account and held to account now.”

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