new study shows that Latinos working in essential sectors and living in larger households during the coronavirus pandemic may contribute to why they continue to face higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths.

“Latinos have the highest labor force participation of any group and large, big supportive families, but crammed into very small households,” said Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, an author of the study and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA. “COVID is just loving this is. It’s very opportunistic.”

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