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Asian Americans grows concerned about safety after coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the county

The coronavirus crisis continues to sweep across the country. Many Asian Americans are facing insults, abuse, and even attacks, accused of starting the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 7:16 PM

REDDING, Calif. - The coronavirus crisis continues to sweep across the country. Many Asian Americans are facing insults, abuse, and even attacks, accused of starting the coronavirus pandemic.

Many posts circulating on social media showing Asian Americans targeted and harassed because of the coronavirus.

Action News Now spoke to several Asian Americans who say they are worried and concerned about their safety. Nai Saetern’s family owns a restaurant in Redding. She says the pandemic is hurting business.

“We're Asian but there are so many different types of Asians and it's not just Asians that have it now too, it’s everybody,” said Saetern. “I feel like you can't just put it on Asian people.”

Last week, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Department started a center where people can report anti-Asian American or Pacific Islander acts.

The Redding Police Department tells Action News Now they haven’t seen any acts of violence against Asian Americans at this time.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports, Asian Americans make up 3% of Shasta County’s population.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 122168

Reported Deaths: 4444
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Los Angeles596922532
Riverside8303345
San Diego7798283
Orange6783165
San Bernardino5650209
Alameda364197
Santa Clara2850144
San Francisco264443
Imperial249330
Kern246245
San Mateo224484
Tulare208392
Fresno194437
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Contra Costa154738
Sacramento149058
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Kings11876
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Sonoma5934
Solano55922
Marin52517
Merced3107
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Placer2599
Santa Cruz2192
Yolo21624
Madera1293
Napa1263
Humboldt1044
El Dorado980
San Benito962
Butte601
Nevada491
Sutter482
Del Norte470
Shasta404
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Glenn170
Calaveras160
Mariposa161
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Siskiyou90
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Tehama61
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