Ethnic inequalities in COVID-19 outcomes

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021, 2.00PM - 3.15PM
Location: Online
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This event comprises talks from Vahé Nafilyan (Office for National Statistics) and Professor James Nazroo (University of Manchester). 

Talk 1
Speaker: Vahé Nafilyan
Title: Ethnic differences in COVID-19 mortality during the first two waves of the Coronavirus Pandemic in England
Abstract: Ethnic minorities have experienced disproportionate COVID-19 mortality rates in the UK and many other countries. We compared the differences in the risk of COVID-19 related death between ethnic groups in the first and second waves the of COVID-19 pandemic in England. We also investigated whether the factors explaining differences in COVID-19 death between ethnic groups changed between the two waves.

Talk 2
Speaker: Prof James Nazroo (University of Manchester)
Title: Ethnicity, racism and inequalities in Covid-19 related outcomes in the UK
Abstract: This talk will explore the patterning across ethnic groups of the health, economic and social harms that have flowed from the coronavirus pandemic. Central to this will be a critical examination of our conceptualisation of ethnicity and of the mechanisms through which racism shapes our lives and inequalities in outcomes. The relationship with pre-pandemic inequalities will also be examined and the harms caused by policy responses to the pandemic will be discussed.

Vahe Nafilyan is a Principal Statistician at the Office for National Statistics. His work on the relationship between ethnicity and COVID-19 mortality has had a large impact on policy and has been widely reported in the media over the past year.  

James Nazroo is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on inequalities with a particular interest in ethnic inequalities in health. He is Director of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), which focuses on understanding changing patterns of inequality and identity.

Organised by the RSS Manchester local group

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