The BBC are looking for contributors to a documentary exploring why black and minority ethnic groups have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus.
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My name is Jessica and I am a producer working on a television documentary for the BBC which is looking at why black and minority ethnic groups have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus. The show will investigate the impact of Coronavirus on black and minority ethnic groups, explores other diseases with a disproportionate impact on these communities and looks at the role social, economic and medical inequalities might play in causing this disparity.
We will be filming part of the film in Birmingham with our presenter who grew up in Small Heath. We will be talking to a Doctor who is currently doing research into the link between postcodes and the number of patients who have been admitted to Birmingham Hospitals with Covid-19. She found that Black, Asian minority ethnic patients with COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted to hospital from regions with higher levels of air pollution, lower quality housing and overcrowded living conditions and are more likely to be admitted to intensive care.
With this in mind, we really want to talk to people in the community about their experiences first hand. Whether that is an individual that suffers with underlying health conditions (High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, respiratory issues) due to their environment, or a family that live in an overcrowded house and lack the help and support needed to live day to day.