The Flu Epidemic and the Latino Community


Every year the Latino community is hit harder by influenza than other demographics, according to several studies. In 2016, the flu was the third highest cause of death among Latinos in New York City.Reports show Hispanics and Latinos are less likely to get vaccinated than other ethnic groups.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 39.1 percent of Latino adults do not get vaccinated, in comparison to 49.1 percent of non-Hispanic adults. Access to health care is also a factor that impacts the community directly. About 20 percent of Latinos under 65 years old do not have health insurance, according to the CDC, and 27 percent lack a regular physician.

This is why the CDC targets the community to break down language barriers and reluctance toward immunization by distributing material in Spanish. The agency even created telenovela-like ad titled Un Amor Prohibido, which reminds the community how important vaccines are for families and pregnant women.

Flu case numbers and ER visits are escalating to alarming rates, with deaths from related infections, like pneumonia and septic shock, headlining the news. To prevent getting and spreading influenza, the CDC recommends a yearly vaccine that protects against a variety of flu viruses.


Top 10 Emerging Careers

Research shows interpreters on top of the list



The University of California San Diego released a list recently with the top 10 emerging careers in the U.S for college grads for the next ten years. According to the report, "interpreters and translators" topped the list, followed by "Operation Research Analysts," and "Personal Financial Advisors." Within ten years, the number of interpreters in the US should increase by 31% with around 67.000 people employed earning an average of U$21.90 per hour.  

The list was made by combining two things: the highest projected growth rates plus the most online job postings. The information was obtained through Emsi, a labor-market data firm. It was also taken into consideration the careers that require a bachelor's degree and less than five years of work experience. Here is the list of the top ten:

1. Interpreters and translators
2. Operations research analysts
3. Personal financial advisors
4. Computer systems analysts
5. Software developers, applications
6. Market research analysts and marketing specialists
7. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
8. Information security analysts
9. Meeting, convention and event planners
10. Management analysts

To read the full research, click HERE.

Take Note # 5 - Codo Vs Code

Hi, Folks!

This week we will see the difference between CODO (Spanish) and CODE (English).


Example:                                                                                                                                             Ayer me caí de la bici y me desgarré el codo del jersey.
Yesterday I fell off my bike and I ripped the elbow of my sweater.


Según el código penal, su delito es castigado con una pena de 20 años de cárcel   According to the penal code, his crime carries a sentence of 20 years in prison.

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