Why have Filipino nurses in the US been so hard hit by COVID-19? | The Stream


A stunning number of Filipino nurses in the United States have died of COVID-19.

According to a new study, amongst all nurses of colour, Filipinos have been hit the hardest. In fact, while Filipinos represent just four percent of the nursing workforce, they have so far accounted for 31.5 percent of nurses who died. The figures include those born in the Philippines and also US-born Filipino Americans.

So how did this one group become the frontline workers of all frontline workers? In this episode of The Stream we discuss the inequalities that researchers say contributed to this horrible phenomenon.

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