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Covid Pandemic Lays Bare Critical Shortage of Latinx Health Care Professionals

While non Hispanic-White people have 315 doctors for every 100,000 people, Latinx people have just 105, said Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture UCLA’s School of Medicine. He added that there are just small handfuls of  Latinx students enrolled or graduating from medical school.