“Similar to Times of War”: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers

One of every four Filipinos in the New York-New Jersey area is employed in the health care industry. With at least 30 worker deaths and many more family members lost to the coronavirus, a community at the epicenter of the pandemic has been left reeling.

“Similar to Times of War”: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers

Sheryl Pabatao’s parents, Alfredo and Susana, were health care workers in one of the most COVID-19-ravaged parts of New Jersey. They were married 44 …