Black British Heroes on the Frontline | COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, disrupting the ways in which we live our day to day lives throughout the first two quarters of 2020, and is set to define generations to come.

Brits + Pieces’ (BRAP) latest series, ‘The Invisible Enemy’ shares with the world the stories of Black Brits living through the biggest pandemic of the century.

The Heroes on the Frontline | Healthcare Professionals

In Part 1, BRAP provides a sneak peek into the experiences of a few of ‘The Heroes on the Frontline’ – Healthcare Professionals. Since its founding in 1948, people from BAME backgrounds have played a critical part in shaping the NHS. Not only in medical and nursing positions but as cleaners, cooks, porters, and loads of other jobs. Click to find out more about Black Brits’ contributions to the NHS.

As a critical part of the workforce keeping the nation safe and healthy, it is nothing less than heart-wrenching to see stats that Black people in the UK are four times more likely to die from Covid-19. The most recent report by the Office for National Statistics found black women are 4.3 times more likely to die with Covid-19 than white women, while black men are 4.2 more likely to die. The disparities are “partly a result of socio-economic disadvantage and other circumstances, but a remaining part of the difference has not yet been explained,” the study states.

As Boris Johnson initiates plans to ease lockdown measures, we must pay close attention and make the necessary precautions for our family and loved ones, knowing how critically our community is being affected.

A Massive shout out to all the healthcare professionals that featured in this series, we appreciate you!

  • Shekinah Adoasi
  • Benedicte Ngoma
  • Tosin Ogidan
  • John Adesina
  • Anne burton
  • Catherine Omotayo