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thehill.com: The politically neglected minority: Asian Americans and COVID-19

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Biden’s march to victory in the Democratic primary was largely because of Black Americans, and Trump regularly claims that his economic policies have been great for Black Americans.

There are four potential avenues to address the AAPI community effectively: discrimination, education, health care and small business.

At least half of Americans killed by COVID-19 have been “people of color — Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and to a marked degree unrecognized until now, Asian Americans,” according to the Marshall Project.

COVID-19 and health care: Asian Americans also experience elevated vulnerability as providers of essential services on the front lines of the virus response.

The 1.4 million AAPI health care workers represent 8.5 percent of all essential health care workers and almost 1 million are immigrants.

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