More than , cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Orange County. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have posted lower infection rates compared to other racial and ethnic groups, deputy county health officer Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong said. How O. Like everyone else, Orange County Asian Americans have struggled to adjust to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The county is prioritizing the vaccination of healthcare workers and residents ages 65 and older.
New Report Shows Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders are Orange County's Fastest Growing Populations
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At the same time, the study shows that by grouping all Asian Americans together — regardless of ethnicity or immigrant generation — many needs remain invisible. And while Asian Americans as a whole have the lowest unemployment rate in the county — 6. To remedy these disparities in earning, housing, access to healthcare and civil liberties, the report recommends a series of policy steps including: disaggregating data to reveal the true needs of various Asian ethnic communities; linguistically and culturally competent services; enforcing anti-discrimination laws in employment and housing; expanding access to English-learner and bilingual instruction in schools; increasing mental health services for Asian Americans in schools; and hiring a workforce that reflects the growing Asian American presence in Orange County. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Daily Pilot.
Virtual town hall addresses COVID-19 vaccine concerns in O.C.’s Asian American community
A quartet of executive orders signed by President Joe Biden to promote racial equity in the U. The orders signal an important shift in rhetoric coming from the White House, Smith-Pollard and others said. We are better off being conscious about race than being blind to it. Among the orders signed Tuesday, two target discrimination against and harassment of those in the Asian American community, which has witnessed an increase in hate incidents regionally.
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