Dr. Christina Gamboa, Clinical Director and Director of Women’s Health at Salud Para La Gente (Salud), was interviewed for a KAZU segment on COVID-19 cases in the Monterey Bay area. She discussed how “the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the Latinx community is a result of communities of color not being included in medical decision-making as much as other communities.”
90.3 KAZU: SEASIDE — by Michelle Loxton
When you study COVID-19 data for the Monterey Bay Area, you’ll notice a trend that is also present nationwide – people of color are being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Locally, it’s the Latino and Hispanic communities.
Despite only making up about a third of the population in Santa Cruz County, Latinos and Hispanics make up well over half of all COVID-19 cases. …