The impact of Covid-19 on ethnicity, minorities and immigrants: Are we all in the same ship?


Dilek F., Tonyali M., Çolapkulu N., Alimoğlu O.

Cumhuriyet Tıp Dergisi, vol.42, no.3, pp.236-238, 2020 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.7197/cmj.vi.776452
  • Title of Journal : Cumhuriyet Tıp Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-238

Abstract

Covid-19, which has caused a severe pandemic to the whole world since December 2019, continues to spread while collapsing health systems, societies and economies; while leaving controversy behind. As the coronavirus spread globally demographics of the infected are identified and current evidences point ethnical “bias” of not only to the relatively higher infection rates among minority groups, but also to the severity of the clinical course. In communities where sanitation, prevention, and determined treatment standards for the current situation are not met, the results of the pandemic can be far more devastating.