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COVID-19 Affects Young Latino Men in NJ at Disproportionate Rates

Dr. Silvera states, “We are losing whole generations of fathers.”

Posted in: College News and Events, Public Health

The pandemic has hit younger Latinos particularly hard over the last year. In New Jersey, working-age Latino men are dying at much higher rates than white men.

Dr. Stephanie Silvera, Professor in the Public Health Department, recently was interviewed by NPR regarding this discovery.

Dr. Silvera stated, “We are losing whole generations of fathers.” She added, “Health disparities have long been written off by people as the result of bad behavior, right? And I think what COVID is really highlighting in a way that cannot be ignored is that a lot of these disparities are systemic inequalities.”