Agnes is a freelance journalist and social media coordinator. She is a regular contributor to NBC Asian America where she writes about a number of issues, including deportations in the Southeast Asian community. She also contributes to Inquirer.net and previously worked for Asian Journal. Agnes currently serves as secretary for the Los Angeles chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Media stories have highlighted the outsized impact of the pandemic on Filipino Americans, but there remains a lack of good basic data.
Advocates highlight how factors like colonial history contributed to likely disproportionate Covid toll on the community.
The group has a disproportionate number of nurses, health care workers and families living in multigenerational homes.
Filipino Americans account for 4% of the nurses in the U.S. but about 25% of COVID-19 deaths among nurses. Some are leaving the profession.
A reporter finds people are hungry for spaces to talk about the mental health challenges confronting their communities.
While reporting on recent incidents of violence against Asian Americans, reporters need to ensure there is context about the systemic racism this community has faced since the beginning of the country.
In California, Filipino Americans constitute about 25% of the state’s Asian population yet they represent at least 35% of COVID-19 deaths in that group.
Dr. Clayton Chau, director of the Orange County Health Care Agency, joined a group of Asian American medical providers, officials, advocates and journalists to speak about mental health.
This is the third story in a three-part TimesOC series “Improving Healthcare Access for Cambodians and Vietnamese,” supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism 2020 California Fellowship.
The need for mental health services in the Vietnamese community is high, but there’s a strong stigma attached to mental health in the community, and members aren’t always able to access the type of services they need.