Coffins are seen in a mortuary in Britain amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: AFP Coffins are seen in a mortuary in Britain amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: AFP
Coffins are seen in a mortuary in Britain amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Asian experts say Oxford study showing higher hospital death rate among non-whites suggests socioeconomic, not genetic effects

  • The British study found that Asian and black patients were 1.62 and 1.71 times more likely to die, respectively, than their white counterparts
  • Such unequal outcomes are linked to social and economic factors that affect how members of these communities live and work, the experts said

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Coffins are seen in a mortuary in Britain amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: AFP Coffins are seen in a mortuary in Britain amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: AFP
Coffins are seen in a mortuary in Britain amid the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: AFP
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