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Community Leaders Reflect On How Covid-19 Impacted Racial Justice

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's been more than a year since the first case of COVID-19 hit this country. Since then half a million people have died from coronavirus.

Latinos and African Americans were disproportionately impacted by the virus, and the killing of George Floyd was the tipping point that led thousands to protest police brutality.

Luz Pena: "Were you shocked to learn the numbers early on the pandemic and notice how disproportionately this virus was impacting the Latino community?"

Jon Jacobo: "Honestly, never did I imagine that the first study we did in April of 2020 we would find that 95.5% of all the people who tested positive were form the Latino community," said Jacobo, Health Committee Chair for the Latino Task Force.

Asians were targeted and vilified.

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