And parents at a children’s hospital refused care from health care staff with “Asian appearances.”Violent hate crimes against Asian Americans have surged across the United States recently due to xenophobic perceptions that all Asian people are carriers of COVID-19.
Some of that growth comes from Asian-born health care workers that migrate here.
Despite having so many Asian health care workers on the front lines combating COVID-19, the history of associating Asians as disease carriers is repeating itself, said Choy.
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These anti-Asian hate crimes related to the coronavirus don’t just hurt Asian Americans, they really hurt all Americans.