WORLD US Latinas more likely affected by COVID-19: media

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US Latinas more likely affected by COVID-19: media

Xinhua

16:26, August 12, 2021

US First Lady Jill Biden chats with Latina women at The Forty Acres, the first headquarters of the United Farm Workers labor union, in Delano, California on March 31, 2021. (Photo: Agencies)

NEW YORK - A survey found that Latina women are at least 5 percent more likely to become ill or have a family member fall ill with COVID-19 than other women of color, according to an article published by US BeLatina News.

The survey conducted by The Harris Poll, an American market research and analytics company, showed that at least 24 percent of Latina women have lost a family member to COVID-19, said the article, which was published on Tuesday.

Overall, nearly 80 percent of Latina women have reported being personally affected by the pandemic. The impact of the disease has exposed pre-existing inequalities in US society and underscored the severity of the lack of access to health care for communities of color, according to a report by the American Psychological Association, said the article.

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