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COVID-19 Testing Exposes Race And Class Divisions In San Francisco’s Mission District

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Mike Kai Chen
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Members of the Latino Task Force for COVID-19 and personnel from UCSF at Garfield Square, April 25.

In April, nearly 4,000 Mission District residents volunteered to get tested for COVID-19 and its antibodies. Unidos en Salud released the results of that testing on Monday, which raise difficult questions about racial and class disparities in San Francisco.

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Correction: A previous version of this story stated that 84 percent of San Francisco's hospitalized COVID-19 cases are Latinx. In fact, 84 percent of those seeking treatment at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center are Latinx. We regret the error.