Covid vaccine: Should BAME groups be prioritised? – BBC Newsnight

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    Statistics from England show more people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups are dying from coronavirus than those from white ethnic groups. So should they be prioritised when it comes to the wider vaccine roll out?

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