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The Hispanic paradox shows an interesting pattern: while foreign born people of Hispanic descent have lower average socioeconomic status, they also have lower all-cause mortality in comparison to non-Hispanic US born whites. It is unclear whether this advantage will extend to COVID-19 outcomes. In some states, Hispanic communities have seen much higher rates of infection and mortality than whites, in others, their infection and survival rates are comparable. Draw on at least two course materials assigned this week to speculate what social factors might contribute to foreign-born Hispanics disadvantage or advantage in COVID-19 outcomes. Based on what we studied this week, do you anticipate higher or lower rates of infection and mortality in this group? A complete answer will include a discussion of disparities in healthcare access.