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The Hardest Hit: Latino People & the Fight Against Coronavirus (Health Care Voter)
Date Tuesday May 12
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorHealth Care Voter
Location Details
Livestream on Facebook
The Hardest Hit: Latino People & the Fight Against Coronavirus

Join us live on Facebook for a digital town hall focusing on Latino people and the fight against coronavirus.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at noon - 1 PM PT (3 PM – 4 PM ET)

Where: Livestream on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/healthcarevoter

Host: Health Care Voter https://healthcarevoter.org/
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Latino People, Health Care Justice, and COVID-19

Through the continuation of the Our Lives On The Line series, Health Care Voter is shining a light on the experience of some of the people hardest hit by this pandemic.

Latino people in the United States have long faced racial health disparities, and the coronavirus pandemic has brought these disparities in access to quality, affordable health care and prevalence of preexisting conditions to light. Latino people currently make up more than a quarter of coronavirus-related deaths in virus hotspots, and a large segment of the workforce displaced and financially threatened by this pandemic.

Join us as we hear from advocates, experts, and some of our elected officials about the disproportionate challenges threatening Latino people during this pandemic, and what all of us must do to hold the Trump administration accountable for putting profits and politics ahead of Latino people’s lives.

Text “OnTheLine” to 5-2-8-8-6 to get a text when this live-stream starts and go to https://healthcarevoter.org/ourlivesontheline/ to learn about other town halls in this series.

Have a question for this town hall? Record a quick video — you might see it on the livestream: bit.ly/asktownhallquestion
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To watch: "The Hardest Hit: Black People & the Fight Against Coronavirus" go to:

https://www.facebook.com/1934191280189700/videos/557271971865326/

To watch: "The Hardest Hit: People with Disabilities & the Fight Against Coronavirus" go to:

https://www.facebook.com/1934191280189700/videos/283831185969951/
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Added to the calendar on Thursday May 7th, 2020 5:36 PM
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by Health Care Voter
Tuesday May 12th, 2020 12:17 PM
The Hardest Hit: Latino People & the Fight Against Coronavirus

Host: Health Care Voter

Direct Link:

https://www.facebook.com/healthcarevoter/videos/186888522436781/

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KQED NEWS

Aricle title: First COVID-19 Death at an ICE Detention Center Hits in San Diego (May 6, 2020)

ICE "confirmed that [an El Salvadorian detainee's] death was the first known coronavirus fatality of a person in ICE detention" on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

"The death comes one week after a federal judge in San Diego ordered ICE to immediately consider dozens of medically vulnerable people, including those 60 or older, for release from detention at Otay Mesa. As of Monday [May 4, 2020], just two individuals had been released."

"Nationally, ICE reports that it has tested 1,460 detained people for COVID-19 and 705 of those tests — almost half — have come back positive."

For the full article, go to: https://www.kqed.org/news/11816707/man-dies-of-covid-19-in-san-diego-ice-detention-center-lawyers-say
SF CHRONICLE

Article title: Latinos’ Coronavirus Burden

"At San Francisco General Hospital, more than 80% of the first patients admitted for COVID-19 were Latino, nearly three times the rate the hospital usually sees."

“ 'When any group is marginalized to the point where their living conditions or work conditions make it difficult to get the medical attention they need or to protect themselves from this virus, that’s everyone’s problem,' said Norma Garcia, director of policy and advocacy at the Mission Economic Development Agency."

For full article, go to:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bay-Area-Latinos-hit-hardest-by-coronavirus-15252632.php
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