Blog: A Look at the Demographic Figures Behind Vaccine Uptake

Mar 01, 2021
Some of our recent work has looked at the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme and the lower rates of uptake among ethnic minorities. In this blog we are going to look at topics which have so far received less coverage.

In recent months, we have been working on promoting awareness and education about vaccination and highlighting disparities levels of uptake. As part of this work, we are now going to take a look at some of the research on figures about levels of vaccine uptake among...

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Uptake of the Covid-19 Vaccine is Already Lower Among Ethnic Minority Communities. We Need to Act Now

Feb 15, 2021
In the next of our Covid-19 vaccines series, we take a look at the issues around lower uptake among ethnic minorities, examine the causes of this problem and look for solutions. We would like to note that data on vaccine uptake is only starting to emerge, so it is too early to have a full picture.

As the Coronavirus vaccine roll-out continues fears that uptake would be lower among ethnic minorities are increasingly being confirmed.

Just 57% of BAME respondents in a December survey for the...

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Covid-19 Vaccines: The Facts, the Controversies and the Misconceptions

Feb 01, 2021
In the second part of our mini-series on the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines we look at the facts, controversies and misconceptions.

In recent months, the United Kingdom has approved and begun to roll-out the Coronavirus vaccine.

By September, it is hoped that the vaccine will have been offered to everybody. This would pave the way for the population as a whole to be immunised from Covid-19, offering a way out of lockdown.

Some of the details of what vaccination is, how it works, how...

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The Covid-19 Vaccines: An Overview

Jan 05, 2021

In this first of our mini-series on the Covid-19 vaccines, we give an overview of what a vaccine is, the existing vaccines and our work relating to the pandemic.

In the last couple of months there’s been a lot of talk about the Covid-19 vaccine which is currently being rolled out in the UK.

With the announcement of a new national lockdown on 4th January 2021, we now have a new national target for the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines which is currently increasing its pace.

As a...

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The Rise in Anti-Chinese Hate Crime

Nov 23, 2020

Anti-Chinese hate crime has been on the rise this year. Here, we explain what has happened and introduce our project Tackling Hate Crime.

One of the less well-noticed consequences of the pandemic has been the rise of anti-Chinese hate crimes.

In May it was reported that there had been 267 recorded hate crimes against people from Chinese backgrounds between January and March of this year.

Police estimates suggested a trebling of the number of such crimes when compared to the previous...

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Coping under the Second Lockdown

Nov 19, 2020

The second lockdown in England is a challenge for many of us. Here we share some simple tips and advice to help you during the period.

The return of England to a state of lockdown from 5th November to December 2nd to protect public health has felt like déjà vu to many. In the spring, the lockdown had a substantial impact on addressing the Covid-19 outbreak and the government will be expecting to see this again. Nonetheless, this new situation will have an affect on the...

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Coronavirus, Ethnic Minority Communities and Wellbeing

Nov 08, 2020
As part of our blogs series, we take a look at the impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority communities and its impact on wellbeing.

Early on this spring it became clear that the outbreak of COVID-19 was particularly impacting those from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Strikingly, a memorial post from the British Medical Journal highlighted that of the doctors who had died during the pandemic a high proportion were from Black and Asian ethnic groups.

Another post from the British Medical...

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The Lockdown and Wellbeing

Oct 02, 2020




As the second part of our new blog series, we explore the lockdown which has led to tremendous changes in our daily lives and its impact on health and wellbeing.

The lockdown seems to touch on every moment of our lives these days.

What began in March as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic has come to shape the whole year. Impacting who we see, what we do and where we go everyday. This has the potential to affect every element of our wellbeing, whether it be our...

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