Report says Black and Asian people at higher risk of COVID-19 infection

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 4:27pm

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A new investigation from scientists at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham suggests that Black people are twice as likely to become infected by coronavirus than white people, and Asian people are 1.5 times as likely to become infected. Researchers say this is likely because these groups are more likely to work in frontline jobs. Host Carol Hills speaks with Charles Kwaku-Odoi, the chief officer of the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) in Manchester, England.