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The report noted that in health care, AAPIs account for more than 20 percent of physicians and surgeons, about 14 percent of whom are immigrants.

In Hawaii, AAPIs make up about 72 percent of health care workers, and more than 26 percent in California, according to the report.

And in New York, the state hit hardest by the pandemic, they comprise almost 12 percent of health care workers.

“For the AAPI community and health care for example, yes, you see a lot of doctors.

“A lot of this backlash that we’ve seen with increasing xenophobia and derogatory remarks about Chinese Americans or Asian Americans in general, obviously these rumors are false,” he said.

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