Documentary highlights how pandemic impacted Latino community in Roanoke

Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 6:33 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A Latina in Roanoke is showing, with a documentary, how COVID impacted her community.

The CDC reports Latinos have a higher risk of hospitalization or death from COVID than other racial and ethnic groups.

Mireidis Marcano says this was due to the lack of information available in Spanish.

Latinos had a harder time accessing healthcare while making up a large proportion of essential workers.

Her documentary, called “It’s Not About Me, It’s About Us,” highlights these disparities.

You can watch it at the Williamson Library Thursday at 6 p.m.