#SaludTues 7/7: Communicating Safety & Overcoming Myths During COVID-19


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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.

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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.

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: aguilarr2@uthscsa.edu.

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