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'The virus doesn't discriminate but governments do': Latinos disproportionately hit by coronavirus

The Guardian interviewed Dr. David Hayes Bautista, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, on the impact of the pandemic on Latinos in the U.S. 

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Latinos across the US are disproportionately getting sick from coronavirus, in some regions being infected and hospitalized at up to three times the rate of white Americans, a Guardian analysis found.

And the Latino communities that are worst hit by the crisis are among the least able to access the healthcare systems and unemployment benefits that could bring relief.

New data trickling out of cities and states are making increasingly clear the virus’s unequal toll on minorities. In New York City, data has shown that Covid-19 is killing Latino people at 1.6 times the rate that it is killing white people.