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California Latinos of all age groups ‘multiple’ times more likely to die from COVID-19 than whites, UCLA study finds

“What was astounding was that in every age group, the Latino death rate was multiple times higher than white – multiple,” said David Hayes-Bautista, UCLA professor of public health and medicine and lead author of the study. The death disparities, he said, have “shown a glaring spotlight” on a long history of barriers to health care.