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OC partners with community group to reduce coronavirus impacts on Anaheim, Santa Ana

Voice of OC, June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

OC partners with community group to reduce coronavirus impacts on Anaheim, Santa Ana

UCI researchers found case rates in certain Anaheim and Santa Ana neighborhoods were roughly double than the countywide average. “This is truly a disease of disparity, a disease with huge impact on social determinants,” said epidemiologist Bernadette Boden-Albala, who’s also dean of UCI’s School of Population Health. She said the new cases are increasingly happening in poor and Latino communities. “We are unfortunately seeing huge disparities. Our Latinx population has been really, incredibly hard hit with COVID,” Boden-Albala said. UCI public health professor and epidemiologist, Dr. Daniel Parker, echoed Boden-Albala.