Covid: Dutch unrest continues and WHO concerns about Europe rise Covid

Health Secretary Sajid Javid ordered a review to determine if medical devices are equally effective regardless of the ethnicity of the patient. It comes after research suggested that oximeters, which are attached to a person’s finger, can exaggerate the oxygen level in the blood of ethnic minority people. The ministers want to know if the bias could have prevented patients from receiving appropriate Covid treatment. “One of the fundamental principles of our NHS is equality, and the possibility that a bias, even an inadvertent one, could lead to a worse health outcome is totally unacceptable,” said Javid.

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