The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education
Acknowledging the Global COVID-19 Surge in India
Dear Stanford CARE Colleagues and Friends,
In the past week, horrific images and stories that have emerged, especially those from India, have caused us grave concern. The statistics are chilling - India currently accounts for a majority of the new COVID cases. India has confirmed almost 20 million cases, and over 200,000 deaths so far, and these statistics are both likely underestimates of the true magnitude of the current surge. India has shown a shocking spike of a triple variant second wave with more than 300,000 positive cases each day for many days, and, worst of all, a death rate of more than 2,000 per day, with a number of children now being affected.
At Stanford CARE, our mission is to improve the health of Asians by increasing knowledge, empowering education and positively impacting their clinical care. CARE is a strong connected community with faculty, students and staff who have deep ties with all Asian countries including India. We extend our deep sympathy to those who have loved ones in regions tragically affected by COVID-19. One of the most pressing areas of need is for oxygen. CARE is taking immediate action to coordinate our India response through our partner, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin(AAPIO) to secure Concentrated Oxygen units, each of which can save lives in India.
We invite you to pledge for oxygen units, it could save lives.
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No one is safe until everyone is safe. Only by working together as part of a global effort will we bring an end to this worldwide pandemic. Thank you for joining us to contribute to timely action, together with our international communities.
Stand with Us against AAPI Hate
Dear Stanford CARE Colleagues and Friends,
We write to ask you to stand with us against the senseless violence that has been inflicted upon our Asian communities.
Over the last year, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen by nearly 150 percent. Most recently, a violent attack in Atlanta stole the lives of eight innocent people, six of whom were Asian women. We share your grief, anger, fear, and frustration over this despicable brutality. As the children of immigrants or immigrants ourselves, we are heartbroken by the attacks on people who look like us. Many of us came to this country seeking a better life for ourselves and our families, but are instead met with daily acts of microaggressions that suppress our communities and our everyday lives.
Unfortunately, anti-Asian discrimination is nothing new. It is woven into the very fabric of our history, from the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 to Japanese American internment in World War II, from hate crimes against Sikhs after 9/11 to violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Asian American community has been silently suffering for too long – out of fear, respect, and humility. We need to acknowledge and confront this violence and discrimination, and demand immediate change. Only then can we move forward, as a country where opportunity is truly equal and where diversity serves as a source of strength.
So, what can we do? Here is a list of resources (compiled by our Stanford faculty, staff, and students) to help us take action. We ask that you do what you can to support our communities and share these resources with your networks.
At Stanford CARE, our mission is to improve the health of Asians everywhere. Our history has proven time and again that racism is a crisis of public health, and only direct action by a group of dedicated individuals can help us heal.
Our American community is strong, and we will overcome.
Who We Are
The Center for Asian Health Research and Education was founded in October 2018 to provide a common place for research, education and clinical care support allowing disparate faculty, staff, community members and trainees to share ideas and common resources. Currently, there is a lack of resources and community. In particular, given the nature of Asian Health research, multi-disciplinary groups are needed.
At Stanford, no other centers are significantly investigating and developing educational/clinical care for Asians. Stanford has advantages over other Universities in this area of health research, education and care due to unique patient, faculty/staff and student Demographics, Disease, Epidemiologic/Health economics and humanities expertise.
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