Arturo Bojorquez

The SARS CoV-2 pandemic has had negative consequences for the Hispanic population, particularly for those with low income. Not only are more than 90 percent of those infected Latino, but everyone who has died is from our people.

Many, including members of our own community, have pointed out the causes of this phenomenon. For example, there are those who justify the data citing the overwhelming Hispanic majority within our population, but the figures don’t quite align, since only four out of five residents are Hispanic. Others blame us for the lack of application of measures to avoid contagion, such as holding large family and friends gather, in addition to refusing to use facial masks.

Adelante Valle Editor Arturo Bojorquez can be reached at abojorquez@ivpressonline.com or 760-335-4646.

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