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COVID-19 has underscored the disparities faced by immigrant communities in access to medical care... more »
posted 07/29/20

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"If I’m going to die, I’m going to die at home. I don’t want to go to the hospital. I’m going to stay here, for I don’t want to leave behind any more problems than we already have.”
This story was produced as a larger project by Valeria Fernandez for the 2020 National Fellowship, focusing on how indigenous, immigrant communities and people of color have been organizing before and during the pandemic in communities of care to find support and healing.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect Latinos. Although doctors continue to advance with physical recovery therapies after infection, little is known about the consequences in mental health.