Dr. Yu is a rheumatologist and his wife, Dr. Mondala is a family medicine doctor and lifestyle medicine specialist.
They say Asian American physicians and other health care workers are becoming targets of discrimination in the age of the coronavirus because some people believe Asian people are responsible for the spread of COVID-19.
We don’t need to fight also the racial virus as well,” said Dr. Yu.
I’ve gotten comments on that and sometimes patients, they prefer someone who is not Asian,” said Dr. Yu.
Despite the longer work hours and higher risk of contracting the coronavirus when treating their patients, Dr. Yu and Dr. Mondala remind themselves why they entered the medical field in the first place.