Good Society Forum: Why Have Minorities Suffered Most From COVID-19?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Whilst everyone is at risk of catching COVID19, it has become apparent that the impact of the pandemic is not being felt equally, particularly in the most developed nations of the world. Data from the UK Government shows that ethnic minorities have statistically significant raised risks of death involving COVID19 than those of white ethnicity, with black males 4.2 times more likely, and black females are 4.3 more likely. In Norway, 6% (453) of all COVID cases were among the 0.05% population that were born in Somalia, whilst in the United States, counties with higher African-American populations account for more than half of all COVID19 cases and almost 60% of deaths. Is this because ethnic minorities are more prone to underlying health conditions or is there more to this?
On Wednesday, the GSF brings together experts from the UK, US and Norway to discuss the situations in their countries, and to better understand why some minorities are bearing a disproportionate brunt of the COVID19 impact.
Join us for a webinar panel hosted by Emma Sky (Director, Yale World Fellows) and Nizam Uddin (Senior Head of Mosaic and Community Integration, The Prince’s Trust, and 2019 Yale World Fellow). Please register via Zoom here:
Our panelists are:
Dr Ami Banerjee, Associate Professor in Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Institute of Health Informatics, UCL (UK)
Thor Indseth, Director at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Norway)
Professor Lucinda Platt, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, London School of Economics (UK)
Dianne Morales, Candidate for NYC Mayor 2021, former Executive Director and CEO of Phipps Neighbourhoods (USA)
The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars digitally connect change makers around the world, engage them on ideas, and inspire action to build the good society.