Despite representing only 4% of the total U.S. nursing workforce, Filipinos constitute over 30% of total COVID-related deaths among registered nurses.*

In honor of Filipino American History Month, Caretakers looks at the history of Filipinos in care work and profiles Filipino Americans on the front lines today. According to Caretakers’ creator Geena Rocero, the four-part docuseries shows “Filipinos as we are, and tells the stories of not just nurses, but all types of people providing vital care.”

Watch the stories of nurse Belinda Ellis, who cared for COVID patients at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens; therapist and drag mother of House of Manila, Aleksa Manila; Chef Channing Centeno, who cooked for Black Lives Matter protestors; and phlebotomist Angel Bonilla, the first trans contestant on The Voice.

  • *source: Insider, CNN 2020

 

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