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When People Don’t Follow Social Distancing Guidelines, It’s the Vulnerable Who Pay

by Carolyn Bick


The hardest part of the week for Brandi Soggs begins on Thursday nights. That’s when the chemo she’s received the day before starts kicking in. It makes her tired and foggy, she said, and she doesn’t have the ability to put together even a basic protein shake, let alone stand in front of the whirring machine for the two minutes it takes to make one.

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Misdiagnosis, Missed Opportunities, and Mistrust: How Race Influences Cancer Treatment in Black Women

by Carolyn Bick

Linda Koerber isn’t tall. Sitting at the table in the back room of the Cynthia Green Family Center in South Seattle, Koerber can just barely comfortably rest her arms on the table, as she calmly describes her ongoing fight against cancer as a Black woman. She wears red lipstick, because “I’m not dying today. So, that’s why I wear red lipstick every day.”

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