Why the Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating racial inequality

The global protests following the death of George Floyd have put a spotlight on racial disparities in the United States and around the world. In this programme, we take a closer look at the economic inequalities faced by African Americans, and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected different communities in different ways. We also discuss the situation in France, a country where comparable data on race and wealth isn’t collected, but where studies have found evidence of discrimination in hiring practices.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Psaki asked if migrants need to show proof of vaccination
  • ‘Not yet’: Bolsonaro turns down Johnson’s call to get AstraZeneca vaccines
  • COVID: Should children at primary school get the jab?
  • UK Covid-19: Boris Johnson says UK-US travel will open ‘in time for Thanksgiving’
  • PM Boris Johnson praises vaccines while meeting Brazil’s unvaccinated president Jair Bolsonaro
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • France cancels events with UK & Switzerland amid AUKUS fallout
  • Johnson Renews U.K. Ties With France After Australia Submarine Spat
  • Tourism industry welcomes easing of US travel restrictions • FRANCE 24 English
  • Torpedoed alliance? US downplays rift as France recalls ambassador
  • Macron interrupted by daughter of Algerian Harki as he asks forgiveness
  • Biden to Reaffirm Ties With France’s Macron Amid Australia Submarine Pact
  • In This Story: George Floyd

    George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

    9 Recent Items: George Floyd

  • Ex-Minneapolis Cops Plead Not Guilty To Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights
  • Ex-officers Involved In George Floyd’s Death To Be Arraigned In Federal Court
  • “A New America” – Jeff Daniels On Eliminating Systemic Racism
  • ‘Queen backs principle of Black Lives Matter’, says Sir Kenneth Olisa
  • Statue of Robert E Lee removed in Virginia, US as crowds cheer – BBC News
  • Virginia removes massive Confederate monument
  • Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee removed in Richmond
  • Crowd cheers as Confederate statue is removed from Charlottesville
  • Officers and Paramedics Charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 Death
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

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  • The US will lift its travel ban on fully vaccinated visitors from the EU and UK | DW News
  • LIVE: White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds a briefing with reporters — 9/20/21
  • Live: White House press briefing as US to lift travel ban
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