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Both adults and children from Latino communities across the U.S. are testing positive for COVID-19 at much higher rates than most other race/ethnicities across several age groups, according to the latest data from the CDC.
Latino kids currently make up 52.4% of all children who tested positive in the U.S.
Latino adults also comprise the most new cases in the 18-64 age group.
Why are Latino communities impacted disproportionately and how can we do a better job of communicating to reduce exposures and stop the spread?
What do the experts say and what are you hearing in your community?
Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to discuss ways to communicate safety, dispel myths, and advocate for the safety of Latinos all people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Communicating Safety & Overcoming Myths During COVID-19
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 7, 2020
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Latinx Voces en Salud Campaign (@VocesenSalud), Public Health Maps (@PublicHealthMap), & Caregiver SOS (@CaregiverSOS)!
- HASHTAG: #SaludTues
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #COVID-19
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What are some examples of questions you’re hearing from your friends and family about COVID-19?
- What are some key messages about keeping the community safe that need to be shared?
- What rumors and myths about COVID-19 are you hearing among Latinos and others in your community?
- How can we do a better job of addressing questions and dispelling myths about COVID-19?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to explore how communities can work together to effectively communicate the import
#SaludTues is a health equity tweetchat especially focused on the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.
Interested in co-hosting this chat or having access to the questions beforehand? Contact Rosalie Aguilar at: email@example.com.