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Letters Covid-19 and ethnic minorities

Covid-19 and ethnic minorities: the Public Health England report distracts from proactive and timely intervention

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 06 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3054
  1. Jayshree Pillaye, retired general practitioner and public health doctor
  1. Harrow HA5 3RY, UK
  1. jayshree{at}

I disagree with Khunti and colleagues that the report by Public Health England (PHE) on the impact of covid-19 on black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) groups was “limited in its recommendations, albeit broad in its scope.”12 The recommendations were generic with recycling and reframing of previous PHE publications.

The report failed its remit to suggest ways to reduce disparities in …

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