Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: How medical racism informs mistrust

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: How medical racism informs mistrust

Not all Americans are enthusiastic about the arrival of the vaccine for the novel coronavirus. A study released in December from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than one-third of Black adults surveyed said they would “probably or definitely not” get a Covid vaccine, even if it was free and vetted by scientists. How […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and medical racism: A Black Chicago doctor tells her story

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and medical racism: A Black Chicago doctor tells her story

Dr. Brittani James works on Chicago’s South Side as a family doctor, and also serves as an assistant professor at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois. She also runs with her twin sister, a psychiatrist, the Institute for Antiracism in Medicine. Dr. James sat down for a video interview with ClearHealthCosts in […]

Opinion: Susan Moore’s death underscores the racism embedded in the U.S. health care system – The Washington Post

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Opinion: Susan Moore’s death underscores the racism embedded in the U.S. health care system – The Washington Post

“’I put forth and I maintain: If I was White, I wouldn’t have to go through that,’” Aletha Maybank, Camara Phyllis Jones, Uché Blackstock and Joia Crear-Perry write in an opinion piece for The Washington Post. “That was Susan Moore, from her hospital bed in Indianapolis, where she was being treated for covid-19, and where, an oxygen tube […]

Dr. Susan Moore dies of Covid-19 after complaining of racism at Indiana hospital: The New York Times

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Dr. Susan Moore dies of Covid-19 after complaining of racism at Indiana hospital: The New York Times

“Lying in a hospital bed with an oxygen tube hugging her nostrils, the Black patient gazed into her smartphone and, with a strained voice, complained of an experience all too common among Black people in America,” John Eligon writes over at The New York Times. “Susan Moore, the patient, said the white doctor at the […]

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 […]

Coronavirus (Covid 19) and the health care system: A ripple effect of police violence could extend the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus (Covid 19) and the health care system: A ripple effect of police violence could extend the Covid-19 pandemic

“The United States is consumed by two seemingly distinct tragedies,” Emma Betuel wrote for Inverse. “A pandemic has killed over 100,000 Americans. Meanwhile, the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others has crystallized the persistent threat that racism poses to the health of Black Americans, leading to countrywide protests. However, viewing these […]