Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Newham Council joins minutes silence in honour of fallen key workers

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz today led councillors, staff and officers of Newham Council in observing a minute’s silence.
Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz today led councillors, staff and officers of Newham Council in observing a minute’s silence to honour the frontline NHS staff and key workers who have died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

The Mayor, who was at the Council’s Dockside offices in Beckton, had asked other staff working remotely, to join the tribute from wherever they were working.

More than a hundred health and social care workers have lost their lives to the disease since the start of the crisis, and there will be many more in key service areas like public transport who have, and continue to put themselves in harm’s way, so we can stay safe.

The Mayor said: “As a Council we wanted to pay our own tribute to the heroic workers who have lost their lives to Covid-19 as a result of serving their communities during this desperate time.

“It was a very moving moment where we could all come together, not physically, but emotionally to say thank you to those who have paid for their service with their lives. They will not be forgotten.”
hat tip Newham Council & photos Andrew Baker

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Deprived areas have double death rates of affluent


Residents in deprived areas have experienced double the death rates of those in affluent areas, new figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal.

Of the 20,283 Covid-19 registered deaths in England and Wales to 17 April an overwhelming proportion of fatalities were of people from the poorest areas. The most deprived area had 55.1 deaths per 100,000 people, more than double (118%) that in the least deprived areas, where the rate was 25.3 deaths.

London had the highest mortality rate with 85.7 deaths per 100,000 people. The highest age-standardised mortality rate was in Newham, with 144.3 deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Brent with 141.5 deaths per 100,000 population and Hackney 127.4 deaths per 100,000 population.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2020/may/01/uk-coronavirus-live-job-cuts-end-lockdown-politics-covid-19-latest-updates

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Question: Does n't Newham have the youngest population?

Anonymous said...

What a simplistic statement!
Newham has many more features than simply being less affluent. Buckingham doesn't have the crowded Tube. Buckingham has less immigrants. Buckingham is less densely populated. Buckingham is not adjacent to an International airport etc etc. There are many reasons why Newham and inner London has more cases than elsewhere, and whilst affluence is one way of looking at it its by no means the only one. NYC has more cases than Colorado, but NYC is more affluent??

John Gray said...

Hi anons (or same person)

no trolling please. Haters and SHOUTERS will be deleted

Anonymous said...



'Truly shocking': the area of the UK worst-affected by Covid-19

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/01/covid-19-coronavirus-newham-london-uk-worst-affected-area


This is an older article about NYC

Virus Is Twice as Deadly for Black and Latino People Than Whites in N.Y.C.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/nyregion/coronavirus-race-deaths.html