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Among Asian Americans, those symptoms increased from 28 percent to 34 percent, a change that represents an increase of about 800,000 people.

And that comparison is stark: Rates of depression and anxiety symptoms have more than tripled since the coronavirus hit.

The video of George Floyd’s death began circulating widely online May 26, the last day of data collection for week four.

For months, since the emergence of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, Asian Americans have experienced marked racism.

Estimates for 2019 rates of anxiety and depression symptoms by race and ethnicity were provided to The Washington Post by researchers for the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey, and are now available online.

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