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Mohammed & Shirin

Gender: Male Ethnicity: Bangladeshi Background: Mohammed is 71 years old and is Bangladeshi. He is retired and lives with his wife and their son's family. Mohammed heard about Covid on the news but experienced it himself after he developed symptoms in October 2020. Mohammed was worried about how hospitals would treat an elderly, Asian person, but was pleased with his treatment. Gender: Female Ethnicity: Bangladeshi Background: Shirin is 59 years old and is Bangladeshi. She works as an outreach lead for a health organisation, and lives with her husband and their son's family. Brief Outline: Shirin found everyone being house-bound very stressful, and was glad to be a key worker so she had a reason to leave the house.

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    Gender: Male Ethnicity: Bangladeshi Background: Mohammed is 71 years old and is Bangladeshi. He is retired and lives with his wife and their son's family. Mohammed heard about Covid on...

  • Age at interview 71
  • Paul Z

    Gender: Male Ethnicity: White British Background: Paul is 73 years old and is White British. He is married with three children and is a retired publisher. Paul suspected he had Covid after he lost his appetite and developed flu-like symptoms. A test confirmed that he had Covid, though he considered his case mild. Paul said that his mental health was generally quite good during the pandemic.

  • Background

    Gender: Male Ethnicity: White British Background: Paul is 73 years old and is White British. He is married with three children and is a retired publisher. Paul suspected he had...

  • Age at interview 73
  • Doreen

    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Black Caribbean Background: Doreen is 70 years old and is Black Caribbean. She is retired from working as a senior support worker for people with learning disabilities, and lives with her daughter. Doreen learnt about the pandemic much later than anybody else. She was in hospital at the beginning of the pandemic, after a car accident, and when she came out the UK was in lockdown.

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    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Black Caribbean Background: Doreen is 70 years old and is Black Caribbean. She is retired from working as a senior support worker for people with learning disabilities,...

  • Age at interview 70