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African-American doctor alleges hospital racism before dying of COVID

African-American doctor alleges hospital racism before dying of COVID
An African-American doctor who died of coronavirus left a message about racial disparity not just when it comes to how COVID-19 itself affects people of color but also about medical establishment's attitudes toward Black patients' assessment of their own pain.

“I was crushed,” Moore said in her video, saying of the doctor, “he made me feel like I was a drug addict.“They are now treating me for a bacterial pneumonia as well as Covid pneumonia,” Moore said in her video.“This is how Black people get killed, when you send them home and they don’t know how to fight for themselves,” Moore said.Vincent in Carmel, Indiana, the Indianapolis Star reported.

” Most Read She died on Sunday, leaving behind two elderly parents afflicted with dementia, and a 19-year-old son who is caring for them, according to the Indianapolis Star.” Numerous studies have shown that the medical establishment as a whole tends to underestimate Black people’s assessment of their own pain, as The Washington Post reported during the summer.

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