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Bailey slams 'half-cocked' report on BAME COVID deaths and 'disgusting' point-scoring

Shaun Bailey told Express.co.uk that he was disappointed by the report and labelled it half-cocked. Mr Bailey added that he was disgusted people have tried to use the devastating findings of the report for political point-scoring. 



Mr Bailey said: “I was quite disappointed with the report because it did not look at any of the underlying factors as to someone might be medically more predisposed to a severe reaction to coronavirus.

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“You do not serve the black community by a half-cocked report that doesn’t look at the fullness of that.

“You cannot make decent recommendations if you are not looking at if it is a physiological response for my community, is it a genealogical response or is it a sociological response?

“If you epidemiology isn’t looking at all of those things then how is a report of any use or quality?

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Shaun Bailey is the Conservative Party’s candidate for London Mayor (Image: Express)

Shaun Bailey heavily criticised the report (Image: Express)

“That was my real disappointment with the report.”

He continued: “On top of that people are using it for political point-scoring, I just thought that was disgusting.

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“It was such a shock in the black community when we started to realise we were dying at a higher rate than everybody else.

“We were the first people to sense that because there is a lot of condolences going out online in all our different networks.

“For someone to take that and play politics rather than actually drilling down into the facts does them a real disservice.

“I think people should try and get a real answer rather than an answer that suits them.”

At the time of writing, Britain has the fifth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.

The UK has more than 285,000 cases in total and the current official death toll stands at over 40,000.

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The UK Government’s exit strategy conditions (Image: Express)

Non-essential shops across Britain are due to reopen on June 15 and the Government confirmed the day will also mark the start of compulsory face-mask wearing on public transport.

Worldwide there have been more than 7 million COVID-19 cases.

The death toll has reached more than 400,000.

More than 3.4 million people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.

The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 2 million confirmed cases.


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