By Carlos Irwin A. Oronce
Oct. 11, 2021
Aggregated data covers up the gross inequalities faced by specific demographics within the broad and diverse umbrella category of “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.” 20% of nurses in CA are Filipinx and they’ve been hit hard by the for-profit motivated “just in time” policies in hospitals. These greedy policies have led to many unnecessary deaths as front-line COVID-19 nurses haven’t been provided adequate personal protection equipment to contend with the virus. Nationally, while 4 percent of registered nurses nationwide are Pinay, they account for about 25 percent of Covid-19 deaths among registered nurses.
PANA is doing its part to educate people about the realities behind the numbers and shares this article from STAT news: https://www.statnews.com/2021/10/11/health-disparities-filipinxs-in-health-care-are-disguised-data-aggregation/