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Black Doctor Dies of Covid-19 After Complaining of Racist Treatment [nytimes.com]

 

Dr. Moore with her 19-year-old son, Henry Muhammed (photo by Henry Muhammed).

By John Eligon

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.

Susan Moore, the patient, said the white doctor at the hospital in suburban Indianapolis where she was being treated for Covid-19 had downplayed her complaints of pain. He told her that he felt uncomfortable giving her more narcotics, she said, and suggested that she would be discharged.

β€œI was crushed,” she said in a video posted to Facebook. β€œHe made me feel like I was a drug addict.”

In her post, which has since circulated widely on social media, she showed a command of complicated medical terminology and an intricate knowledge of treatment protocols as she detailed the ways in which she had advocated for herself with the medical staff. She knew what to ask for because she, too, was a medical doctor.

To read more, go to: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/1...-doctor-indiana.html

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