Immigrants say they’re not afraid of getting tested for coronavirus

Author: Andrea Guerrero
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Some afraid to get treatment for coronavirus (WINK News)

As coronavirus spreads, immigrants in Southwest Florida could be fearful of getting tested for COVID-19, but ICE considers hospitals and doctor’s offices a ‘sensitive place’.

That fear is not anything medical, but instead being forced out of their homes by the federal government.

But many we spoke to in Immokalee are not afraid of seeking medical attention if they need it.

As WINK News’ Andrea Guerrero shows us, one doctor says there is a greater risk if you don’t get treatment.

You can watch the full story in the video player above.


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