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WHAT ARE RNA VACCINES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

On 2 December 2020, seven days after its eight-week post trial period, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), became the first medicines regulator in history to approve an mRNA vaccine, granting emergency authorisation; for Covid-19 vaccine for widespread use and stating that the benefits outweigh any risk. You may want to know more about the vaccines.
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COVID-19 VACCINE PRIORITY TO BENGALI COMMUNITY

We know that Covid-19 vaccines are shortly to be distributed in Britain sometime soon. The pandemic, however, has shown that we are not all in it together. Bangladeshis in Britain have seen a tsunami of their loved once die,  spend time in hospitals due to the virus, lost jobs and furloughed.  Covid-19 has also exposed the fragility of the Bengali community in comparison to the white British population. The  government and NHS data clearly demonstrate that Bangladeshis are vulnerable in the context of their health because t hey are more likely to work in shutdown sectors, live in overcrowded conditions, twice the risk of dying of the virus compared to the white population, and unemployment rate is much higher.  What can we do about it?  Prioritise the Bengalis who are more vulnerable in proportion to the while population to save Bengali lives.

POVERTY, MINORITY COMMUNITIES AND COVID-19 VACCINATION PUBLIC MEETING

Join BritBanglaCovid's next Zoom Public meeting on 13 December at 3pm. Link:  here We are seeing poverty level rising, minority communities losing jobs and dying . What can we do about it? Ask your questions and share your experience to those who have the chance to shape our communities. Guest Speakers: Bill Bowring - Criminology professor Phil Glanville - Mayor of Hackney Charlotte Hughes - Journalist and social media influencer IMA Miah - CEO of Asian Resource Centre Rokhsana Fiaz - Mayor of Newham Lilu Wheeler - NHS Project Manager

BANGLA BRITAIN LOCKDOWN REPORT 2020

BritBanglaCovid has created this report to analyse the plight of  Bangladeshis living in Britain. This community has experienced tragedies and unique difficulties due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the likes of which are unprecedented within current living generations.   BritBanglCovid believes that this community needs protection by providing sufficient support and resources in its culture and language to prevent further isolation. Having explored the community through individual anecdotes via interviews and a survey, BritBanglaCovid was able to produce this report to protect the wellbeing of Bangladeshis in Britain. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. Faster intervention by authorities in the language affected by minority communities to save lives.  2. Investment by authorities on specific language programmes to support vulnerable and excluded communities (beyond written word) such as use of spoken word voice recordings, telephone and face to face conversations because many Bangladeshis have no formal

JOBS, BUSINESSES & INEQUALITY UNDER COVID ON BRITBANGLACOVID PUBLIC MEETING

 T his is your chance to find out how Covid-19 has impacted ethnic minority communities in Britain today and share your thoughts... Book here via EventBrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jobs-businesses-inequality-under-covid-by-britbanglacovid-tickets-120806819449 OBJECTIVE : - Understand how Covid19 has ruined ethnical minorities from the point of view of workers, employers and lawyers - Listen to the experts and make up your mind the challenges faced by minority communities in Britain today - Share your personal stories and thoughts for us to reflect and challenge our thinking ACTION: - Identify strategies we can take in the context of our local community to improve the conditions of workers and businesses in times of Covid and beyond... - What support available to these stakeholders in times of lockdown - What can we do about it? (THIS EVENT IS HOSTED AND RECORDED LIVE BY BRITBANGLACOVID FOR ARCHIVING AND FUTURE BROADCASTING PURPOSE)

12 YEAR OLD FELT EMPTY AND BORED DURING LOCKDOWN (VIDEO)

We forget the impact of lockdown has been on those who are young. A 12 years old student, Lulu Hammad, explains how life has changed for her once lockdown was implemented in Britain. She was stuck at home, bored and felt empty. She was only allowed to go to her local park in Bethnal Green. She did manage to draw something everyday to keep herself occupied along with doing her home work. Her family has been crucial in keeping her sane in such a difficult time. She feels that going back to school is not going to be the same - she has to comply with social distancing rules and wear a face mask.

ARCHIVE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE CRISIS PUBLIC MEETING HOSTED BY BRITBANGLACOVID

  As part of the public awareness campaign on Covid-19, BritBanglaCovid has hosted a public meeting on 23 Aug 2020. The subject matter: Health & Social Care Crisis. Members of the panels were medical professionals, researchers and social care workers and carers. The purpose of the meeting was to share ideas from professionals, members of the public in ways to minimise deaths and to prevent spread of the virus in the Bangladeshi community in Britain today. Guest speakers: Farhana Rahman (GP) Julie Begum ( Adult Care Researcher and Social Care Workers) Shebul Khan (Carer and Disability Rights Campaigner) Shah Alam (Mental Health Researcher). The event was hosted by the founder of BritBanglaCovid - Ripon Ray