Medical science has an abysmal track record with Black America. There simply isn’t any other way to put it. There’s the time when scientists deliberately watched Black men with syphilis suffer and denied them care as a means of testing the ramifications of the illness. But there’s more than that. So, so much more.
All across the country, we’re watching communities go through the same thing we went through here in New York, people testing positive for coronavirus disease (or COVID-19), and then the…
It’s too easy to blame Black people’s rates of heart disease and diabetes for the high rate of COVID-19 related mortality. It’s so, so much deeper than that.
My experience with the COVID-19 disease, and why we need to take it as seriously as possible.