Why are a disproportionate number of Filipino healthcare workers dying? | ITV News

No one is sure why Filipino healthcare workers appear to be so vulnerable to coronavirus, but the figures are stark and wildly disproportionate.

Out of a total NHS workforce of around one and a half million, 18,000 are Filipino. However, out of the 126 health and social care workers who have died after testing positive for the virus, 26 have been of Filipino descent.

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