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Coronavirus affects Boulder County's Latinx community differently


Graph courtesy of Boulder County Public Health

Boulder County residents identifying as Hispanic/Latinx make up less than 14% of the population, but constitute 43.2% of all COVID-19 hospitalizations. "Boulder is a very resilient community," said Cultural Brokers Resilience Program Coordinator Guillermo Estrada-Rivera. "But sometimes we don't see that all sectors of the community recover in the same way... People who are ethnically diverse, who are in mixed-status homes, are going to be affected differently."

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, lay people and experts alike have said that this is a virus that does not discriminate based on age, sex, race or class. But just by looking at the numbers alone, it's obvious that this belief isn't exactly the case.

"When you look at the population of Boulder County that are people of color and positive cases, those numbers are shocking," said Manu...

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