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Letters Covid-19: deaths in healthcare workers

Let’s not forget our female front line

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 01 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2167
  1. Nisha Abraham-Thomas, core trainee year 1 anaesthetics,
  2. Marcela P Vizcaychipi, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care
  1. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH, UK
  1. nisha.abrahamthomas{at}

Analysis of covid-19 related deaths among UK healthcare workers implies that it is not only ethnic minority groups that we must worry about12—it is also our majority female NHS front line.3 Age and sex adjusted data indicate that young female NHS workers might have a mortality rate almost twice that of a matched non-NHS employed group.

Over-representation of women in the NHS, making up 77% of total …

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