Briefing on impact of COVID-19 on older ethnic minority people

Dharmi Kapadia has written a Race Equality Foundation briefing on the impact of COVID-19 on older people.

Ethnic minority older people are one of the groups worst affected by the pandemic, with higher infection rates and mortality rates than their white counterparts.

Ethnic minority older people are among the most deprived and excluded groups in society. Well before the pandemic, they experienced worse health and mental health, lower incomes, shorter life expectancy and poorer housing.

There is a lack of evidence to demonstrate the impact of multiple disadvantages on ethnic minority older people, and we are carrying out the largest survey of ethnic and racial inequalities during the pandemic to provide much-needed data and knowledge. Take part.

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