Care Forum staff member Rachel de Garang, as part her Community Engagement role with the Voice and Influence Partnership (VIP) which is lead by The Care Forum, worked closely with a team from the Health Protection Research Unit, Population Health Sciences at Bristol University on their recent Covid-19 Transmission research project.
One of her key contributions was ensuring BME community members had the opportunity to participate in the research and Rachel is listed as one of the co-authors of the report.
A pre-print version of the report is available to read and download. Between them, the report and abstract have already been downloaded over 1000 times.
The risk of within-household infection is greatly increased among those from Black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and low income communities. Efforts to protect these communities are urgently needed.doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.20.20176529
The report has been shared with members of the public, scientists, practitioners and science communicators and is currently undergoing peer-review. It has already been mentioned in the policy document, principles for managing SARS-CoV-2 transmission associated with higher education – 3rd September, with the research team, actively working to further disseminate the reports important findings.