COVID-19 took serious toll on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander mental and physical health: Two studies found concerning psychological and physical health problems among more than 300 NH/PIs in five US states

Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, or NH/PIs, comprising more than 20 ethnic groups hailing from Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, are understudied despite being the third fastest growing racial group in the United States. Two studies now report that NH/PIs have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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