Women on the Front Lines
Essence: What Black Doctors And Nurses Want You To Know About COVID-19
Equity, Healthcare, Women on the Front Lines
For Black health care workers, the stakes seem to be even higher. There is an acute awareness of the disparities that exist for Black and Brown folks who encounter COVID-19. There is the duality of absolutely holding space for every single victim of this disease, no matter who they are or where they come from, that must live alongside the knowledge that one of the most significant complications of COVID-19 is racism.
ESSENCE spoke exclusively to a number of Black doctors, nurses and health care professionals from around the country with the singular goal of learning and sharing what they are seeing and what they would want people to know about what’s happening on what’s often described as the “front lines.”