This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. But for many Asian Canadians, those changes go far deeper than just losing jobs, continuing to social distance and wearing masks. The coronavirus goes right to the heart of how they feel they are viewed by the rest of Canada and are often treated as though they are not part of this country, despite having roots here for multiple generations in some cases. In Vancouver, a young white man punched an Asian woman in the face at a bus stop, unprovoked.
After suffering through a long hot day with the sun beating down our backs, a bottle of cold water sounds like the perfect solution. Reaching for that can of icy soda from the fridge or ordering a frosty beer from a bar also sound like good plans. In Western countries, we often take our beverages cold — and not just on hot days, but when dining out to dinner, with popcorn at theatres, or sometimes just as a treat by itself. However, consuming cold drinks may not be the norm internationally. While we often receive a glass of cold water alongside our meals at a restaurant, in China you would get a cup of steaming hot tea instead. In fact, even when the weather is sweltering hot , many Chinese people will still carry around thermoses filled with hot water. When you ask a Chinese person with a hot thermos why he or she drinks hot water, the answer is usually "it's better for your health.
To save lives, doctors and patients need specific advice to understand how and why the virus is impacting people of different ethnicities in different ways. The review found that these factors combined were still not enough to account for the difference in risk of severe COVID illness. Authors of the review put forward two reasons why Black, Asian and people from other minority ethnic groups such as Roma, or people with mixed heritage might be at such high risk. First, authors said, people from minority groups were more likely to be at a higher risk of catching the coronavirus which causes COVID
An overview essay on Asian Americans, including identity issues perceptions and misperceptions, use of terminology, understanding demographics, and the extreme diversity contained within the term. The growth and diversification of the Asian American population in recent years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Driven by sustained immigration and refugee resettlement during the s and s, Asian Americans have emerged as the nation's fastest growing racial group. Given that the school-age Asian American population doubled in the s and is expected to double again between and , our schools and the larger society must confront some critical questions. For example, what do we know and what can we teach and learn about Asian Americans?