Anxiety, tears and empty streets: How coronavirus exploded among Latinx residents in Oakland’s Fruitvale district

Anxiety, tears and empty streets: How coronavirus exploded among Latinx residents in Oakland’s Fruitvale district (mercurynews.com)

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OAKLAND — Amador Angel Luna knows his Oakland neighborhood is at the heart of one of the Bay Area’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, so he does everything he can to protect himself. But as an essential worker living in a crowded apartment, there are some risks he can’t avoid.

At an age where many would have retired, the 73-year-old Mexican immigrant takes BART to San Francisco every weekday, working on a small construction crew that remodels homes. He doesn’t leave the worksite to get lunch. His son, a doctor in Southern California, calls regularly to remind him to be careful. Luna always wears a mask and follows all the health department’s guidelines.

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Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 18:52