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Ethnicity and COVID-19: an urgent public health research priority

journal contribution
posted on 27.05.2020, 15:39 by M Pareek, MN Bangash, N Pareek, D Pan, S Sze, JS Minhas, W Hanif, K Khunti
[First paragraph] As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues advancing globally, reporting of clinical outcomes and risk factors for intensive care unit admission and mortality are emerging. Early Chinese and Italian reports associated increasing age, male sex, smoking, and cardiometabolic comorbidity with adverse outcomes. Striking differences between Chinese and Italian mortality indicate ethnicity might affect disease outcome, but there is little to no data to support or refute this.

Funding

MP received grants and personal fees from Gilead Sciences outside of this Correspondence. JSM received grants from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) during this work. WH is Trustee of the South Asian Health Foundation. KK is Director of the Black and Minority Ethnic Centre, NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) East Midlands. All other authors have nothing to declare. MP and JSM are supported by the NIHR. The views expressed in this Correspondence are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Health Service, the NIHR, or the UK Department of Health. KK and MP acknowledge the NIHR ARC—East Midlands, the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, and the Centre for Black Minority Ethnic Health. DP and SS are supported by NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships.

History

Citation

The Lancet VOLUME 395, ISSUE 10234, P1421-1422, MAY 02, 2020

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

The Lancet

Volume

395

Issue

10234

Pagination

1421 - 1422

Publisher

Elsevier BV

issn

0140-6736

eissn

1474-547X

Acceptance date

14/04/2020

Copyright date

2020

Language

eng

Publisher version

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30922-3/fulltext