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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.7197/
  • Journal Name: Cumhuriyet Tıp Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-238


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.