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USA TODAY interviewed Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about his research that found California Latinos were two to eight times more likely to die of COVID-19 than non-Hispanic whites
In Nov. 15, a doctor at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center in Los Angeles called Jose Andrade to tell him his father’s battle with COVID-19 was coming to an end.
Andrade rushed to the hospital but didn't make it. By 2 p.m., Arturo Andrade had died.
Jose stood in the hospital room weeping and held Arturo's hand. “You’ll be very missed,” he told his dad.