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Garcia Research on COVID’s Impact on Latino Mortality Cited in US News & World Report Article

June 13, 2022

US News & World Report

Portrait of Marc Garcia

Marc A. Garcia

Over the entire year of 2020, older Latinos ages 65 and up died at more than twice the rate of older whites from COVID-19, according to a research brief published in May by Marc Garcia, an assistant professor of sociology, and Rogelio Saenz of the University of Texas at San Antonio.  

Garcia says it's important to keep in mind that structural inequality in access to health care, education and well-paying jobs—as well as redlining practices and policies that segregated many Hispanics over the years in under-resourced neighborhoods—all have played a role.

Read more in the U.S. News & World Report article, "Lives Cut Short: COVID-19's Heavy Burden on Older Latinos."

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