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Experiences of Texans with Disabilities with COVID-19 Vaccines

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Keywords: developmental disabilities, COVID-19, Vaccines

Collaborators: Sandy Magaña

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The Mexico-United States Border, COVID-19, and Global Health Diplomacy. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): Think Global Health.

(Article) The framework of global health diplomacy (GHD) provides a way to understand how Mexico responded to the pandemic and seeks to improve its participation in global health.

Keywords: Global diplomacy, COVID-19, Mexico-US border

Collaborators: Nelly Salgado de Snyder

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ContraVax: Diary of a Pandemic. Vaccines to the rescue? Only if people roll up their sleeves. National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

(News article) Science moved at unprecedented speed to develop vaccines against the new coronavirus. it was too fast for some Latinos -- especially those egged on by myth and misinformation.

Keywords: COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine hesitancy, misinformation

Collaborators: Nelly Salgado de Snyder

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La COVID-19 en Estados Unidos  in V. Montes de Oca and M.Vivaldo-Martínez (coords.), Las Personas Mayores Ante La COVID-19: Perspectivas Interdisciplinarias Sobre Envejecimiento y Vejez.

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Keywords: COVID-19 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz

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Inmigrantes en Estados Unidos durante la Época de la Pandemia in C.P. Masferrer León (ed.), Migración y Desigualdad ante la Pandemia de COVID-19 en México y Estados Unidos

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Keywords: COVID-19, immigration  

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz

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What the US gets wrong about vaccines that other countries get right

(News article) The United States has the distinction of being the richest country in the world, and yet we have the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. 

Keywords: COVID-19, health policy 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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In the midst of the Delta variant surge, a cautious ray of hope with the decline of Latino COVID-19 deaths

As the vaccine became available, there has been much concern over the disproportionate underrepresentation of Latinos and African Americans among the vaccinated. 

Keywords: COVID-19, health policy 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz

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COVID-19 deaths soared among U.S. whites in 2021

(Research brief) While people of color have borne the brunt of lives lost throughout the pandemic, the growth in White deaths from COVID-19 outpaced deaths among other racial/ethnic groups in 2021. 

Keywords: COVID-19, death toll 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Latinx Community: An Intersectional Lens 

(Video) Evaluates and discusses the impact COVID-19 had on Latinx families with children with disabilities, health providers, and Latino/a individuals around the U.S. using a variety of methods such as surveys, interviews, and oral history.

Keywords: Intersectionality, families with disabilities, health providers, Voces 

Collaborators: Deborah Parra-Medina, Sandy Magaña, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

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COVID-19 and Latino Communities

(On Course with Liberal Arts panel discussion; video) Researchers from the Latino Research Institute at The University of Texas at Austin discuss their ongoing work to unmask inequities experienced by the Latinx community and the exacerbated effects of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Keywords: mental health, coping strategies, Voces of a Pandemic, Oral Histories, Latinx families of children with disabilities, mental health of health providers  

Collaborators: Luz Garcini, Sandy Magaña, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez 

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Fighting on Multiple Fronts: Practical Perspectives on the COVID-19 Impact in Latinx Communities

(Presentation) Multidisciplinary panel with researchers from the Latino Research Institute's COVID Research Consortium,  experts from Dell Medical School, and the Migrant Clinicians Network discuss the factors influencing the prevention and effective treatment of Latino COVID patients, and the major concerns when it comes to tending to the physical and mental needs of Latinos.

Keywords: Mental health, Latinx youth, stress, well-being, health care workers

Collaborators: Deborah Parra-Medina, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Carmen Valdez

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Diary of a Pandemic: Contra-Vax

(Article) Article discusses vaccine hesitancy among Latinos.

Keywords: COVID-19, vaccines, disinformation, anti-vaccination, Mexican-Americans 

Collaborators: Nelly Salgado de Snyder 

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Inequities in Job Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

(Policy brief) This article explores the disparities among minorities, women and people of color returning back to work a year later into the pandemic.

Keywords: unemployment, job recovery, work from home, minorities 

Collaborators: Rogelio Sáenz 

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LatinXperts Episode 17: Why has COVID-19 hit Latino communities so hard?

(Podcast) In this episode, Karma Chávez interviews Rogelio Saenz about his research documenting the impact of COVID-19 on Latinx communities in the US.

Keywords: Latinos, inequalities, death rates

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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A Milestone of Misery: More Than 100K US Latinos Have Died From COVID-19

(Op-ed)  Discusses how more than 100,000 U.S. Latinos have now lost their lives to COVID-19.

Keywords: death rate, Latinos

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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Impact of COVID-19 on Latinos: A Social Determinants of Health Model and Scoping Review of the Literature

(Article)  This systematic review analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the living conditions of Latinos (Hispanics) in the U.S. from a social determinants of health perspective.

Keywords: social determinants of health, conceptual model, systematic review 

Collaborators: Velia Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Marisol McDaniel, Deborah Parra-Medina 

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For Latinos, the COVID-19 trends are getting worse — and the worst may be yet to come

(Op-ed) This article discusses the implications of Latinos and Black Americans dying at rates 3.2 times higher than white Americans. 

Keywords: Latino, Black, death rates

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Older Latino Mortality: The Rapidly Diminishing Latino Paradox

(Article)  This brief report aims to highlight stark mortality disparities among older Latinos that result from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Keywords: adult, Hispanic, Latino, mortality, pandemic, covid-19

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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Sáenz: Latinos, Black people bear brunt of COVID

(Op-ed)  Blacks and Latinos were dying of COVID-19 at three times the rate of whites. 

Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, Black, death rate

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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COVID-19’s surging impact on Latinos, a glimpse in August 2020

(Blog) This post highlights trends on COVID-19 cases and deaths among Latinos.

Keywords: COVID-19, death rates, impact, Latino

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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How a professor in Texas tracked the undercounting of COVID-19 cases among Hispanics, and why the Rio Grande Valley is hard hit

(Op-ed)  This article discusses the consequences of prematurely opening up Texas for business and how they disproportionately affect people of color and the poor. 

Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, open businesses, Hispanic

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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What do we know about COVID-19 infections and deaths among Latinos?

(Blog) This blog shows how Latinos are overwhelmingly overrepresented among people infected with the COVID-19 virus relative to their share of the population.

Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Among Latinos, a Follow-Up in Early June

(Blog) This blog shows how Latinos are overrepresented among persons who caught the virus in 43 of 44 states.

Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate, infection rate

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz

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The COVID-19 Rising Toll on Latinos, a Look at the Beginning of July 2020

(Blog) This blog shows how Latinos are more than twice as likely to be among people who have contracted the virus in 35 of the 46 states. 

Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate, infection rate

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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A Profile of the Latino Workforce in the Coronavirus Era

(Blog)  This analysis uses census data to develop a profile of Latino workers. 

Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, death rate, workforce

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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Latino Job Loss in the Last Few Months of the Covid-19 Pandemic

(Blog) This policy brief shows how Latino non-citizens are essential to the U.S. economy as they are on the frontlines during the pandemic, but at the same time are put in even more dire situations risking their lives in the face of the pandemic as essential workers. Spanish version here

Keywords: COVID-19, Texas, Latino, job loss, workforce 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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Immigrants in the United States

(Policy brief) This policy brief provides an overview of the employment trends over the first four months of 2020.

Keywords: COVID-19, Mexican immigrants

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz

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April's Toll on Texas

(Policy brief) This policy brief demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 on Texas workers. 

Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, workforce, unemployment, Texas 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

(Blog) This blog demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 on Texas workers.

Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, workforce, unemployment, Texas

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz 

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The Inequities of Job Loss and Recovery Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Policy brief) This policy brief highlights the wide variations in unemployment and the level of job loss over the last several months that have taken place to date across the nation’s demographic groups that have historically suffered disparities in the workforce, including persons of color, women, and immigrants.

Keywords: COVID-19, Latino, workforce, unemployment, Texas, job loss 

Collaborators: Rogelio Saenz

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