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Latinos see new meaning in Dia de Los Muertos after losing loved ones to COVID-19

Oct. 28, 2020

Health experts say the reasons behind the coronavirus’ disproportionate toll on Latinos is multifaceted. “We are much more likely to be essential workers. We have to be out there in the pandemic. Some of them had to take public transportation. There was no choice,” said Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, a Puerto Rican native and chief of internal medicine at the University of Miami Health System. “Many of us live in more crowded housing, places of higher social density. All those things have been a major issue why Latinos are at higher risk.”

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