Hundreds of them died alone, in pain, without their loved ones to fare them well in their last moments. Many, left to be buried by their helpless and often struggling, scared and already infected families and communities. They paid the ultimate price with their lives so that the UK will not be overwhelmed by the virus. They protected the NHS even as they lost their lives while the government continued to dither and dribble with empty words.
For years, it has been widely accepted that we all hold a degree of unconscious bias that affects the way we view people and situations. Our society is structured around this kind of subconscious decision-making; we all do without even realising it. However, just because it is not conscious, does not mean it is something that we just have to accept. Unconscious bias puts any minority at risk of discrimination, including those of BAME background, disabled individuals and women.