In the latest episode of A Better Life?, we speak with Catalina Jaramillo of FactCheck.org and Nicolás Ríos of Documented about combating Covid misinformation directed at Latinos and Spanish-speaking immigrants, and to Daniel Le of Boat People SOS about his group’s successful efforts to get Vietnamese Americans on the Gulf Coast to get the Covid vaccine.
In our conversation, Catalina and Nicolás shared several resources to find accurate information during this pandemic.
Factcheck.org maintains a project that addresses misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccination. It is available in English and Spanish. They also feature all their Spanish-language content here: https://www.factcheck.org/es/en-espanol/
Catalina also detailed other reputable sources:
Documented has collected a list of resources for immigrants in New York, including information about financial relief, food, health, rent, immigration, legal services, misinformation, and more. The resource guide is available in English and Spanish.
Additionally, they use WhatsApp to provide information and receive questions in Spanish. You can find more information here: https://documentedny.com/whatsapp/
You can learn more about their coverage here: How we changed our pandemic coverage thanks to our audience (Medium)
You can find more about Boat People SOS on their website: https://www.bpsos.org/
Conecta Arizona is a news service providing Spanish-speakers in Arizona with vital and trustworthy information about the coronavirus pandemic. The service offers a daily stream of news to subscribers on Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Conecta Arizona is led by Maritza L. Félix, a Phoenix-based reporter and a former Feet in 2 Worlds editing fellow.
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