Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, with higher case rates, hospitalizations and virus-related complications, according to research released this week. These findings mirror similar reports across the nation of adults in minority communities being hit harder by Covid-19.
By Margarita Martin-Hidalgo Birnbaum
There may be worrisome health trends coming for some U.S. Hispanic adults who get COVID-19.
Penn researchers found the rate of virus exposure among Black and Hispanic pregnant women to be five times higher than among white and Asian women.
Ayleen Hernandez grew up in Houston’s East End neighborhood with Mexican immigrant parents who, to this day, speak only Spanish. When her parents needed to communicate with doctors who spoke only English, she served as their translator.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson
Hispanic adults vary widely in their reported trust of health information sources, suggesting that information tailored to specific ethnic subgroups and targeted by age group may be beneficial, according to results of a study by SUNY Downstate Assistant Professor Marlene Camacho-Rivera, MS, MPH, ScD. The study is highlighted in the July 2020 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.