Detroit -A hospital in Indiana promised to conduct a comprehensive review of the treatment of black doctors who died of the coronavirus a few days before Christmas.
December 26, 2020: Coronavirus cases in Michigan are as high as 477,269; death toll is now 12,029
Dr. Susan Moore, a 52-year-old Michigan native, began spreading the virus in early December when she described racist intermediary care and documented her struggles with a hospital, especially a doctor.
Moore said in a Facebook post that Dr. Bannack’s reputation dates back several years.
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Moore received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2002 and studied engineering at Kettering University in Flint. For many years, she has practiced in Grand Rapids.
She recorded a viral video highlighting racial prejudice in healthcare, and then died in Indiana on December 20.
Moore said in the video: “I insist that if I am white, I don̵
Moore was admitted to Indiana University Health North Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. In the video, Moore said that her health problem was dismissed by a white doctor.
Moore said in the December 4 video: “When you send black people home, they are killed. They don’t know how to fight for themselves.”
Moore said that the doctor who treated her said that she was not eligible for remdesivir treatment and had to repeatedly request CT scans. The scan showed enlarged lymph nodes and excessive fluid accumulation in the lungs.
She was eventually released, but only for 12 hours. As her condition deteriorated, she was taken to another hospital, Ascecion St. Vincent, where she died of complications from COVID.
The President and CEO of Indiana University Health issued a statement, part of which read as follows:
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected blacks and women. In response, Michigan established the Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparity Task Force and requested training on hidden biases for health professionals.
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Racial differences in coping with COVID-19
When the COVID-19 outbreak began, the virus hit black and Brown communities with unspeakable losses.
Since April, the Michigan Race Diversity Coronavirus Task Force has been working to eliminate the impact of COVID-19 on people of color.
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