Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: Determination defeats despair for the ‘black female nerd of Covid’

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: Determination defeats despair for the ‘black female nerd of Covid’

Chimére Smith started getting sick in March. Smith, an English and language arts teacher from Baltimore, Md., says she will never forget the moment she first started to feel it — a strong burning tickle in her throat. She is prone to sinus infections at that time of the year, so she tried to convince […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the activist: A Black patient’s journey through the system

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the activist: A Black patient’s journey through the system

For Fred Joseph, it started in July with an odd stiffness in his neck. As an athletic man who works out and stretches regularly, he said, it just didn’t make sense. Within a few weeks, the stiffness got worse, and he went on to experience migraines so severe they would wake him up, and extreme […]