Failure to record ethnicity of Covid-19 victims a 'scandal', says BMA chief

Dr Chaand Nagpaul says data must be gathered now to save lives of UK BAME citizens Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government’s failure to record and publish real-time data on the ethnicity of Covid-19 patients is a scandal that is endangering lives, according to the chair of the British Medical Association . Speaking to the Observer , Dr Chaand Nagpaul said: “This is not an issue that should require further campaigning. It would be a scandal if it requires further lobbying as data recording needs to start now, not tomorrow. When you have stark statistics like this, it is an instruction for government to act.” Continue reading...