Yaodong Gu

Yaodong Gu

Health Reporter, Phoenix

Yaodong Gu is a Chinese international student who expects to graduate in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Gu primarily is a photographer and digital reporter for Cronkite News.

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‘A lot of differences’: Experts address health disparities among Asian American subgroups

Health disparities in Asian Americans too often are overlooked because research and data consider this demographic to be a monolith. But experts note how disparities come into focus when examined by country of origin.


Smoking could worsen progression of COVID-19, research finds

PHOENIX – A recent analysis by the University of California, San Francisco finds the progression of COVID-19 is far worse in smokers and former smokers. The advice of health experts? Quit.


Chinese international students face COVID-19 dilemma: Stay put or spend big bucks to go home

PHOENIX – China has more international students studying in the U.S. than any other country, but COVID-19 has presented them with a dilemma: Stay and face losing their visas, or spend thousands to get home.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Native American communities hit harder than some states, research finds

PHOENIX – Arizona sets a single-day record for new cases; more swab testing will be available in Phoenix; tiny Guadalupe reports high infection numbers; and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Amid COVID-related harassment of Asian Americans, experts stress need for mental health care

Asian Americans historically have been less likely to seek mental health care than other Americans, but amid harassment and some violence related to COVID-19, experts urge those in need to seek help.