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Covid-19: BAME NHS Staff - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:28 am on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 11:28 am, 19th May 2020

The noble Lord is entirely right. This disease is racist, fatist and sexist. We need to understand why it is discriminatory in all these areas. I reassure the noble Lord that the National Institute for Health Research and UK Research and Innovation have jointly called for research proposals to investigate emerging evidence of an association between ethnicity, behavioural and social factors, and the adverse health outcomes it is generating.