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German doctors broach ‘taboo’ subject of Covid toll on minority groups

Anecdotal evidence suggests Muslims over-represented in ICUs, but Germany has no official data * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage German doctors are reportedly concerned about the large proportion of people from minority ethnic backgrounds among coronavirus patients in intensive care, citing a lack of proper communication with Muslim communities in particular about the dangers of the disease. Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease control agency, confirmed that the issue was discussed with senior medical consultants last month, though he stressed the meeting was informal. Continue reading...

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