A government review of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) deaths from the corona virus reportedly postponed.
The UK Public Health Review, launched last month, looks at how factors such as ethnicity can influence public health outcomes Covid19.
Black men and women are more than four times more likely to suffer corona virus-related deaths than white people, according to data from the National Statistics Office.
These findings will initially be published “at the end of May 2020” according to the government.
But Sky News reported the review was “postponed to Wednesday because it was not ready to be published.”
It has been reported that there are also concerns over reviews published amid ongoing global protests over the death of George Floyd in the US.
But a spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care denied this was happening, told Sky: News “The ministers accepted the findings earlier today (Monday). They are being considered quickly and a report will be published this week.
“It’s not right to say this has been delayed because of global events.”
Meanwhile, a number of newly hired contact tracers have raised questions about a new government program to track corona virus cases after reporting nothing to do for days.
As many as 25,000 people have been brought in to help run a new test and traceability scheme, which is seen as a key part of efforts to make it easier for the country to get out of the lock.
However, a nurse who signed up to work as a clinical contact social officer on the project told the PA news agency that she had made four shifts since it was launched last week without a single case to be addressed.
Speaking at a daily press conference yesterday, health secretary Matt Hancock acknowledged having “more capacity than we need” in the program.
“I think to err in addition to having too many contact tracers is the right side to do. “I’d rather have too many people trained and ready to go,” he said.
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Lockdown restrictions are easing in Britain on Monday with elementary schools partially reopening for students and markets allowed to operate at social distances.
Groups of up to six people were also permitted to meet outside for the first time since restrictions were imposed.
Senior health figures say the government is easing lockdown restrictions too quickly, with the Association for Public Health Directors arguing the new rules are “not supported by science”.
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