Extremely high SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in a strictly-Orthodox Jewish community in the UK

Katherine Gaskell, Marina Johnson, Victoria Gould, Adam Hunt, Neil Stone, Ben Kasstan, William Waites, Tracey Chantler, Sham Lal, Roberts Chrissy, David Goldblatt, Rosalind Eggo, Michael Marks*

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Ethnic and religious minorities have been disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2 worldwide. The UK strictly-Orthodox Jewish community has been severely affected by the pandemic. This group shares characteristics with other ethnic minorities including larger family sizes, higher rates of household crowding and relative socioeconomic deprivation. We studied a UK strictly-Orthodox Jewish population to understand how COVID-19 had spread within this community.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLancet Global Health
Publication statusSubmitted - Feb 2021


  • SARS-CoV-2
  • coronavirus

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