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Beyoncé Outlines How Coronavirus Is Disproportionately Affecting Black Communities In Powerful Together At Home Speech

By Daniel Welsh

Unfortunately, the story is much the same in Britain, where a study published earlier this month found that a third of coronavirus patients were Black or Asian, despite those groups making up only 13% of the UK population.

The research found that some 14% of those with the most serious cases were Black and the same amount were Asian, sparking calls for further probes into structural inequality and health outcomes.

Lord Simon Woolley, chair of the landmark Race Disparity Audit‘s advisory group told HuffPost UK: “This should be a wake up call for the government in regard to how it responds.

“There must be a minister with responsibility for race that needs to sit around these decision making tables ensuring how they mitigate the disproportionate impact that is occurring for Black and minority communities; this has to be at a cabinet level.”

The eight-hour One World: Together At Home event – curated by Lady Gaga – was broadcast live on YouTube, with select highlights being shown across many channels in the US in a two-hour condensed broadcast.

On Sunday night, BBC One will also air some of the key performances, as well as new ones specific to British viewers, including Little Mix, Tom Jones and Rag’n’Bone Man.

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/beyonce-together-at-home-coronavirus-speech_uk_5e9c139bc5b635d25d6de256