How tear gas risks spreading coronavirus among George Floyd protesters; & confirmed: BAME communities are more at risk of covid-19

There are concerns US police tactics against George Floyd protesters is increasing the risk of coronavirus infecting demonstrators. The use of tear gas on mass gatherings is being highlighted, because it causes coughing which can spread the bug. Meanwhile, Donald Trump's threatening to send the army into cities to "dominate the streets". Evening Standard columnist Philip Delves Broughton is in New York, where the Governor's warning people to take care, but not stop protesting. 


Public Health England has published a review which has confirmed that black, Asian and minority ethnic people are more likely to die from Covid-19. It found that those of Bangladeshi ethnicity had around twice the risk of death than those from a white British background. We speak to Dr Chandra Kenneganti, chair of the British International Doctors Association, who tells us the figures only confirm what they already knew, and what's needed is swift action. 


 

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