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LA Latinos More Likely To Suffer Financially During Pandemic

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Working-age Latinos — that’s anyone between 18 and 69 years old — are contracting and dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than other races. And even though they’re keeping the city running, they’re also experiencing widespread financial harm during the pandemic.

A new NPR poll found that seven out of 10 Latino households are struggling financially. That’s more than any other race in L.A.

“It was at the beginning, so nobody knew anything and it didn't get better,” one Latina worker who participated in the poll recently told me. “I just couldn't afford to continue to go to the doctor.”

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