Understanding the reasons for vulnerability to COVID-19 and the differential social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on minority ethnic groups.
Building on the UKRI previous call for research on COVID and ethnicity, UKRI is issuing a new call for proposals in this area to tackle the gaps in the research landscape.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, it has become clear that minority ethnic groups have been among the most vulnerable, both to the disease itself and to other harmful social, economic and other consequences stemming from the pandemic and its impacts.
Research that explores the causes and dynamics of these vulnerabilities and impacts, and their ethical and broader socio-economic and cultural dimensions, is urgently required to build understanding of measures that might help mitigate poor outcomes. This is particularly important as the UK eases COVID-related restrictions and in the event of any resurgence of the disease nationally or in local “hotspots”.
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