The report from Public Health England (PHE) based on stakeholder engagement with 4,000 people found that historic racism may mean people are discriminated against when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE)…
The study said there are issues around stigma and BAME fears of being diagnosed with coronavirus.
It added: “For many BAME groups, lack of trust of NHS services and healthcare treatment resulted in their reluctance to seek care on a timely basis, and late presentation with disease.”
Aren’t we told time and time again by the media and unions how BAME people make up the bulk of our great NHS, and yet that doesn’t encourage them to trust it?
So…what would make them trust it?
Stakeholders called for immediate action in areas such as housing to reduce inequalities, and “targeted messaging on smoking, obesity and improving management of common conditions including hypertension and diabetes”.
Ah. Of course. We have to build them free mansions and tell them things that everyone else is perfectly aware of in a manner that means it gets through their thick skulls.
As Longrider points out, this is bollocks. And is another reason to abolish PHE as unfit for purpose.