Latin Americans are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic because of their functions as key factors and multi-generational living conditions, according to a group of health experts at Duke University.
“We are talking about the people during this epidemic who were essential to working in packaging and manufacturing factories. Dr. Viviana Martinez Bianchi, the primary care physician and associate professor of family medicine and community health in Duke, during the discussion on Wednesday afternoon, said that they participated in cleaning and maintenance Building.
“While the rest of the country quarantined or was able to stay at home to iron the curve that we were trying to do, the Latinex community continued to go to work. So, what we are seeing now is all these people who were basic workers, who worked without Mask masks and legally required protection during their tenure are now infected with the virus. ” Martinez Bianchi said.
Rosa Gonzalez Guarda, associate professor at Duke University’s School of Nursing, agreed that the primary way in which Hispanic residents contract coronavirus at disproportionate rates is “simply going to work”.
Another problemMulti-generational homes. “In this country in particular, there are similarities between people who live together of all ages, with some of their family members being key workers, who go to work and then bring, get sick at work and then get him back home,” Martinez Bianchi said.
Gonzales Guarda said that people need better protection at work.
“This means not only providing masking and social discrimination measures in the workplace, but also putting pressure on business owners to provide paid sick leave for workers so that people don’t have to make the decision between going to work during their illness and potentially injuring others, paying rent or providing food at home.
Another problem, speakers said, was access to the test. Barriers to testing include financial problems and obtaining insurance.
“We need more investment of resources and attention from leaders, government institutions, health care organizations and business owners,” said Gonzalez Guarda.