Produced by Veronica Balderas Iglesias
April 07, 2021
In the Shadow of COVID-19, Drug Overdose Epidemic Rages On
More than 86,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in the U.S. – a massive increase of just over 24 percent. It is an epidemic that as VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias reports, has been shoved in the shadows by the pandemic – but is no less serious a public health issue.
December 22, 2020
For Asians, a Special Kind of COVID-19 Stress
No racial or ethnic group has been spared from an increase in symptoms of depression since the onset of the pandemic, but researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health found a five-fold spike among Asians. VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias reports. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann narrates.