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Coronavirus infections hit hard at Orange County’s Latino community

Voice of OC, May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Coronavirus infections hit hard at Orange County’s Latino community

Leo Chavez, an anthropologist at University of California, Irvine who’s researched immigration, health care for the Latino community and other community issues, said much of the low-income jobs in restaurants, hotels and other service industry positions are staffed by Latinos. The jobs increase their exposure to virus, he said. … UCI professor and epidemiologist Andrew Noymer said the two cities [Santa Ana and Anaheim] have some of the highest rates of daily virus case increases.