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Asians more likely to be hospitalized with COVID than other Bay Area racial groups, study finds

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  • A study published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities on Tuesday found that Bay Area residents of Asian descent were more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than any other racial or ethnic group in 2020.
  • While the study also included Black, Hispanic and white residents, Asians were the only racial group whose age, income, health insurance status and medical comorbidities did not fully account for their higher risk of hospitalization.
  • “What is interesting is that even when we count for all socioeconomic factors and health profile, just being Asian alone still conferred excess risk for having severe COVID,” the study’s co-author, University of California, San Francisco, ophthalmologist Dr. David Hwang, was quoted as saying. “We don’t fully understand the reasons for that.”
  • Hwang cited other potential reasons, such as the rise of anti-Asian violence, which may have prevented many from seeking medical care during the early stages.
  • Another possibility he mentioned was language barriers, as many Asians in the Bay Area may have found it difficult to find a healthcare provider that spoke their own language or dialect.

A recent study has found that Bay Area residents of Asian descent were more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than any other racial or ethnic group in the area in 2020.

The research, co-authored by a University of California, San Francisco, researcher and published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities on Tuesday, noted that the heightened risk among Asians cannot be fully explained by socioeconomic factors or pre-existing medical conditions. 

Hundreds Are Volunteering to Escort Elderly Asian Americans in Oakland’s Chinatown


To help deter further attacks against the Asian community, hundreds of volunteers have signed up to accompany older Asian Americans walking around Oakland’s Chinatown.

Of the more than 2,800 anti-Asian attacks reported nationally between March 19 and Dec. 31 last year, 7.3% involved victims aged 60 and above, according to Stop AAPI Hate.

New Nielsen Data Basically Reveals That Asian Americans Are DOMINATING Everything Right Now

Asian Americans

After years of hard work and breaking barriers, Asian Americans have become one of the fastest-growing ethnic or racial groups in the U.S. and amassed a spending power surpassing $1 trillion.

Only several years ago, Asian Americans were seen as a “disparate community of immigrants,” but more recently, there has been a rise in the “Asian consciousness.” Rather than being separated by cultural nuances, the Asian American community stands in solidarity, celebrating our differences which have resulted in the formation of a strong cultural identity.

Senators Call Out Justice Department for Not Doing Enough to Stop Asian Hate Crimes

Mazie Hirono

Over a dozen U.S. senators have urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to take “concrete steps” to address the growing number of hate crimes against Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Describing the situation as “alarming,” the senators reminded the department of the actions it’s Civil Rights Division had taken to safeguard vulnerable communities that faced similar predicaments in the past.

The ULTIMATE List of Every Asian Character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe So Far

When “Crazy Rich Asians” drew in crazy amounts of money at the box office last summer, it set a very important precedent: there’s a market for Asian-led films, and it’s big. At least one studio took notice of that, because by December last year, Marvel announced that they were “fast-tracking” production on “Shang-Chi,” their first ever Asian superhero film.

We here at NextShark love Marvel movies and, needless to say, that announcement made us fall in love just a little bit more. But even as we try to contain our hype for both “Shang-Chi” and the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame” — the epic culmination to the studio’s decade-long, 22-film superhero extravaganza — we’ll also be the first to point out that Asian representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently kind of sucks. “Shang-Chi” will be huge in changing that, obviously, but until then, how many Asian characters can you name off the top of your head? Yeah, we didn’t get that many either.

Why Asians Are More Likely to Be Lactose Intolerant Than Others

For most Asians, lactose intolerance is something we just have to live with.

Embedded in our DNA is our propensity to rush to the nearest restroom after enjoying some dairy products. This unfortunate predisposition to uncontrollable flatulence and watery diarrhea due to lactose intolerance has become a mystery to many who remember being able to easily digest milk when they were younger.

Ann Coulter Attacks Asian Reporter on Twitter Because Apparently Asians Can’t Talk About Racism

Conservative commentator and author of “¡Adios, America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole” and “Resistance Is Futile! How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind,” Ann Coulter has unleashed a tirade on Twitter following a Media Matters report revealing an ICE senior advisor’s public support for her bigoted views.

Coulter is notorious for her anti-immigration, anti-muslim and other far-right sentiments which have been heavily criticized in the past. Described as “the woman trying to be the most hated in America” by The Telegraph, Coulter famously wrote this response regarding Muslims after 9/11: “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” 

11 Times Asians Proved They Were 100 Years Ahead of the Rest of the World

Asians have proven themselves to be the most over-achieving group of people in the world but our talents aren’t limited to just tech and academics. Our tiger moms have taught us to be the best at everything so that’s exactly what we’re out here trying to do. Here are 10 times Asians proved they were at least 100 years ahead of the rest of the world.

1. This incredible shower hack