Washington Post

Asian American businesses have been hurting longest amid coronavirus pandemic

Foto: Vincent Yu

Fear sent Mei Chau's restaurant spiraling well before New York City halted in-person dining - as much as 20 percent of her business was gone each week starting in late January, until one day there were just three orders.

It was people's fear of coming to Manhattan's Chinatown, Chau believes, but also Asian families' fears of going out as they watched the coronavirus upend China's most important holiday. It was fear, she says, of being punched, spat on or glared at because of her race or mask on the subway. It was fear of bringing covid-19 to the older generation in an immigrant family's cramped apartment...

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