South East Asians and Chinese health-care workers face rising racial hostility when fighting Covid-19

The Chinese Friendship Gate is the focal point of Philadelphia's Chinatown. Asian Americans are worried about the rising numbers of racist incidents during the coronavirus pandemic. - Bloomberg

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: Across the United States, Asian health-care workers are facing a rise of racial hostility, which has left them in a painful position on the front lines of the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent report of the Washington Post.

Some Covid-19 patients refuse to be treated by them, and when Asian American doctors and nurses leave the hospital, they face increasing harassment in their daily lives, too, said the report, noting Asian Americans represent 6 percent of the U.S. population but 18 percent of the country's physicians and 10 percent of its nurse practitioners.

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