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Racial minorities face more severe COVID-19 outcomes

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A study of more than 17 million adults in England adds to a large body of evidence indicating that, compared with White populations, racial minorities have borne a heavier burden of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and deaths.Led by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and published late last week in The Lancet, the observational study involved the electronic health records of patients registered with primary care practices during the pandemic's first (Feb 1 to Aug 3) and second (Sep 1 to Dec 31) wave in 2020.Among the 17,288,532 community-dwelling adults representing about 40% of the English population, 62.9% were White, 5.9% were South Asian, 2.0% were Black, 1.0%

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