Multigenerational and crowded housing create COVID risk

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Andrea Galdamez, 21, in front of the home she shares in South LA with three generations of her family. COVID-19 recently sickened the entire family. Photo courtesy of Andrea Galdamez.

In Los Angeles County, COVID-19 has exacerbated racial and economic inequality. Latino residents face the deadliest risk from the disease, while Black and Asian residents are also dying at higher rates than white residents. And the poorer you are, the greater your risk of dying from the virus. Housing is one part of what’s behind these disparities.