In Mississippi, families of COVID-19 victims say poverty and race determine survival
The coronavirus hasn’t spared any part of the United States but the South, a region that has long struggled with poverty and racism, has been particularly vulnerable.
New York’s Haitian Community Loses Two Beloved Doctors to Covid-19
Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood, the home of New York’s largest Haitian community, has been the epicenter of the global Covid-19 pandemic over the past month.
As of May 19, Brooklyn has had 52,145 confirmed cases of the disease, resulting in 4,875 deaths, the highest figures for a single county in the U.S.
A WOMAN DIED OF COVID-19 IN A NEW JERSEY PRISON AFTER BEGGING TO BE LET OUT OF A LOCKED SHOWER
A 43-YEAR-OLD WOMAN died of coronavirus complications in a New Jersey prison after officials moved her from an area of the prison where she was quarantined for Covid-19 symptoms into solitary confinement even though her symptoms persisted.
Tiffany Mofield died on April 29 at the troubled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women after begging to be let out of a locked shower, saying “she could not breathe,”...
Wearing a face mask helps protect me against Covid-19, but not against racism
The Covid-19 pandemic is putting me in a difficult position as a physician and as a Black man. The order to wear a face mask in public has made it worse.
COVID-19: Investing in black lives and livelihoods
Amid the rising deaths, infections, and possible economic implosion of the COVID-19 pandemic, our country’s most pressing need is to save lives and arrest any plunge into a prolonged recession or depression. The crisis is already hitting major social and economic systems, yet black Americans will experience a disproportionate share of the disruption—from morbidity and mortality to unemployment and bankruptcy.
During COVID-19, Black Women Are Still Dying From Not Being Taken Seriously
I’ve read about maternal mortality in the U.S., how black women here lose their lives at nearly 3 times the rate white women do in childbirth, how even Serena Williams almost died from blood clots after giving birth to her daughter Olympia because the people taking care of her in the hospital didn’t listen when she told them she needed a CT scan. But the onset of the deadly COVID-19 infection has shown that black women can be dismissed and suffer fatal consequences even outside of maternity...
The Coronavirus Is a Wake-Up Call for Racial Inequality. It’s Time to Change the System
The coronavirus is disproportionately affecting African Americans, but health inequality plagued the U.S. long before the virus arrived. Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, who represents Illinois’s 14th District and is the youngest black woman to serve in Congress, believes that better policy can help close the divide. —Mandy Oaklander
BLACK WOMEN HAVE LONG FACED RACISM IN HEALTHCARE. COVID-19 IS ONLY AMPLIFYING IT.
A Brooklyn teacher tried three times to get treatment for the coronavirus. Now she’s fighting for her life.
Update: Rana Zoe Mungin died on April 27 due to complications stemming from COVID-19.
Detroit health care worker dies after being denied coronavirus test 4 times, daughter says
Her daughter said that prior to her mother's death, she was denied a coronavirus test four times by her employer, Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills.
EVIDENCE SHOWS NEARLY ALL N.Y. COVID PATIENTS DIE AFTER BEING PUT ON VENTILATOR
Among the 2,634 patients for whom outcomes were known, the overall death rate was 21%, but it rose to 88% for those who received mechanical ventilation, the Northwell Health COVID-19 Research Consortium reported.
Family ravaged by coronavirus begged for tests, hospital care, but was repeatedly denied
Gary Fowler, 56, went to the emergency rooms of three metro Detroit hospitals in the weeks leading up to his death, begging for a coronavirus test, begging for help because he was having difficulty breathing, but was repeatedly turned away, Keith said.
Covid-19 is ravaging one of the country’s wealthiest black counties
Prince George’s, one of the nation’s wealthiest majority-black counties, has reported the most coronavirus infections and some of the highest death tolls in the Washington region.
BLACK WOMAN WAS DENIED COVID-19 TEST FOUR TIMES, THEN DIES
she shares how her sister went to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was told she had bronchitis and not the coronavirus. Then, she went back again and was told she had pneumonia. Her sister went a third time and was told she had the flu. During all these visits, the hospital would not test her for the coronavirus.
Through the Lens of Public Health: Voter Suppression and COVID-19
COVID-19 is new. Our bodies have neither inherent resistance nor immunity to it, and it is hard to tell what full recovery looks like. Voter suppression isn’t. Rooted in elitist ideology, racism, and discriminatory beliefs about who ought to have a say in the elected officials who run this country, it is as old and pervasive as the practice of voting itself, impacting all levels of government from municipal to federal.