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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 84232, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 August 2020 to Question 43978, what steps his Department is taking to protect people from lower socio-economic groups from covid-19.

Answered on

21 September 2020

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities (Kemi Badenoch MP) is reviewing findings from Public Health England’s reports to better understand the drivers behind the disparities and the relationships between the different risk factors. Her work will help us to improve understanding of the virus and who it affects so we can build on the existing action we are taking to tackle health inequalities. This includes our obesity strategy, NHS Health Checks, our tobacco control plan and diabetes prevention programme.

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Department of Health and Social Care