Previous reports notwithstanding, Hispanics are substantially more likely to die of COVID-19 than non-Hispanic whites, officials say. Blacks, too.
The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged sectors of the economy where Latinos and other people of color are likely to work.
Connecticut Latinos are paying a steep price during the pandemic, including suffering high levels of stress.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s policies on immigration are roiling the immigrant community in Connecticut, as they are across the nation. “Right now people don’t know what to expect,” said Carolina Bortolleto, an immigrant activist. “Everybody in the [immigrant] community feels things are dangerous and are scared.”
In 2012, President Obama was at the top of the ticket, drawing minorities to the polls in Connecticut and across the nation. But he’s not on the ballot in this midterm election and that is expected to change the political calculus on how minority votes will affect some Connecticut congressional races.
No group of people in Connecticut is more likely to be uninsured than the state’s Latinos, and Obamacare won’t change that.