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COVID-19 in ethnic minority groups: where do we go following PHE’s report?

In response to the emerging evidence of disparities in outcomes by ethnic group, the Department of Health tasked Public Health England (PHE) with reviewing the data on disparities in clinical outcomes across a wide range of groups, including individuals from different ethnic groups. It remains unclear what PHE were going to achieve from this review as their terms of reference at the outset stated both “the review will not ascertain root causes of findings that are likely to be driven by complex interactions” and “suggest recommendations for further action that should be taken to reduce disparities in risk and outcomes from covid-19 on the population.”

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