Coronavirus: Pacific Islanders in the US battle stigma as well as high infection rates

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Pele Ili’s video diary has shone light upon one of the worst-affected communities in California. His parents and brother ended up in ICU due to the illness, all three, thankfully, all have recovered. The family speaks to Sky News about the stigma of coronavirus in the Pacific Islander community.

Coronavirus cases have surged in California and reported figures show that Pacific Islanders have the highest infection rates by far. Advocates say the pandemic is highlighting deeper health disparities between members of the community and the rest of the state.

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