TfL commissions research into coronavirus infections and deaths among bus workers

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Transport for London has announced it has commissioned a review by the University College London Institute of Health Equity into the pattern of coronavirus infections and deaths among London’s bus workers. The findings will help inform recommendations on possible additional measures needed to protect employees. The study will be undertaken in two parts, with the first seeing UCL reviewing and advising on TfL’s operational response during the pandemic. The second will be commissioned shortly and will examine the potential contribution that occupation exposure plays in differences in infection and death rates between London’s frontline transport workers and the general London population, by adjusting for a range of risk factors including age, gender, ethnicity, economic status and non-occupational exposures.

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