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COVID19 Pandemic & Its Hightened Impact on Latino Community
Date Thursday July 09
Time 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorThe Commonwealth Club
Location Details
Online via livestream
Latinos and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thu, Jul 9 / 9:30 am PDT

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the Latino community in California and throughout the United States.

Due to a range of factors, the Latino community has disproportionately high rates of infections from the coronavirus as well as hospitalizations and deaths. These impacts can be seen in the Latino community throughout California—north and south, urban and rural.

What are the risk factors, particularly around employment and housing that have made the pandemic such a public health challenge for the Latino community, and what are key Latino-serving organizations in the state doing to address these problems?

This program will feature leaders from organizations and experts on the frontlines serving California’s Latino community. Learn how they have been handling these critical issues over the past few months and what they expect now as confirmed coronavirus cases continue to surge locally and nationally.

Please join us for this important event.


Jacqueline Garcel
Executive Director, Latino Community Foundation

Miriam Yupanqui
Executive Director, Nuestra Casa

Crisantema Gallardo
Director, 99Rootz


Teresa Alvarado
Chief of Local Impact, SPUR

Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 6th, 2020 1:21 PM

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by Common Dreams
Monday Jul 6th, 2020 1:34 PM
COMMON DREAMS (July 6, 2020): Fears of Going 'Through Hell Again' as US Covid Infection Rate Hits Record High for 27th Straight Day

"The country recorded 43,347 new cases Sunday [July 5th]."

"President Donald Trump lied over the weekend during two July 4th speeches by falsely claiming that the virus is safe for 99% of those who catch it."

"Data obtained via a lawsuit from the Centers of Disease Control by the New York Times shows that Black and Latino Americans are around three times as likely as Whites to contract the disease."

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Tuesday Jul 7th, 2020 11:58 AM
CALMATTERS.ORG (July 1, 2020): The virus and the vulnerable: Latino children suffer higher rates of COVID-19

"As COVID-19 ravages California and the nation, the number of children infected is also rising, especially among Latino children. . . .Latino minors make up 67% of the cases where race/ethnicity is known, despite being only 48% of the state’s population of kids."

"Many Latinos also lack access to health care and have higher rates of underlying conditions like diabetes and asthma, which can lead to complications for those who contract COVID-19."

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