On 10 March, Minesh developed symptoms – aching legs and a runny nose, nothing much to worry about. He didn’t have a cough, let alone difficulty breathing. “When I phoned NHS 111, they said: you’ve got a cold.” But Minesh believes that, in the incubation period, he had passed the virus on. Although by 12 March he no longer had symptoms, Minesh sent off for a private test. He has always been a bit of a hypochondriac, he laughs, whingeing about the slightest cold, so on 16 March he was surprised to discover he had tested positive for Covid-19. His father was the opposite – a true stoic. But over the next few days, Navin admitted he was getting breathless on the stairs. On 20 March, when Minesh discovered his father’s blood oxygen level was low and his heart rate high, he took him to hospital. … [Read more...] about ‘The virus piggybacked on racism’: why did Covid-19 hit BAME families so hard?
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