Yaodong GuHealth 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.