Am I infected because I am Black?

THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic has thrown up two major questions linked to racial identity in societies with a diverse racial make-up such as the UK and North America. There is some preliminary data suggesting that black, Hispanic and South Asian groups are more likely to be infected by the virus and suffer greater negative medical outcomes following infection. Some commentators are also arguing that the socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic are also having a greater impact on these groups more, a kind of double whammy.