…because we all know what you really mean by now.
They said big families looking after elderly relatives and living in the same terraced houses may be a factor in the increase in cases. Around a third of Blackburn with Darwen’s 148,000 population are from ethnic backgrounds, with a large Pakistani heritage population.
No, no. Not Japanese, Thais, Malaysians….
Councillor Saima Afzal said: “It should be a concern to anybody if any community is stigmatised and we know the facts are there, we are open about those facts.”
Really? Yes, that’s always what springs to mind, how ‘open’ about facts this community is…
He warned against analysing the statistics inaccurately as “they can be twisted any way you want to portray them”.
“If you are going home and you are working and you are maybe not abiding by the rules as rigidly as you should be, and you go home and you are caring for a family member, or there are three or four families living under one household, because of economic reasons, or financial issues, and the Asian community do do that – they pool their resources together to help the whole family survive.”
By running a greater chance of catching and spreading a disease known to have a greater chance of killing your particular demographic?
Even Gloria Gaynor’s shaking her head at that one.