Black Communities: Share Your Healthcare Stories

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Yesterday, I held my first Clubhouse room: Welcome Black Communities, where we shared our healthcare stories. I want to thank those who shared their stories and stopped in to listen.

It was fascinating because we started out talking about self-sabotage, which led to a discussion about Covid. Dr. Sadie McConner made the astute observation that many people are self-sabotaging by not getting vaccinated. As we delved more into why people were vaccine-hesitant, we discussed where people got their information. Dr. Ekta Shah  made a fascinating point about people getting their news from social media in echo chambers where a particular ideology dominates. To belong, members cannot question the echo chambers’ values or get kicked out and sometimes bullied. Then somehow, the discussion led to racism. It struck us that at the heart of the struggles and challenges of Black communities is racism.

What patterns do you think will emerge as we continue to share our stories on different topics? How can Black communities create practices that advance our people?


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

9 thoughts on “Black Communities: Share Your Healthcare Stories

  1. Godspeed, Angela — you’re embarking on a worthy endeavor. I hope this doesn’t come across as snarky (my departed wife was Asian/Japanese): I’d posit — from my mere glance at Dr. Shah’s name — that you might consider a more inclusive term than “Black communities.” Perhaps in your next or next Clubhouse room episode…? (How about “Black and Kindred Communities”?) (Bob)

    1. Hi Bob, thank you. Black and Kindred Communities, I like that and will take your suggestion. As I embark on this journey, my support network is diverse and should be included. I appreciate your feedback.

  2. Hi Angela I wish I could have been there! I will try and download the app on my computer. To answer the question about getting info from social media I believe you and the two other Drs. should ask why people like Dr. Robert Malone who work on the spike protein, Dr. Brean who treated Covid patients and haven’t lost one or Dr.Sam Bailey to ask just how these PCR test are being use and what cycle threshold values are being use or Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. to discuss the danger of future blood clots from these vaccines are not asked to give their professional opinions on MSM so that they have to resort to social media.
    I also feel that if I want to be treated with HCQ or Ivermectin for Covid it should be my choice. It should not be with held from me.
    This is just like HIV/AIDS. Two brilliant scientist Dr. Peter Duesberg and Dr. Kary Mullis both agree among others that HIV doesn’t cause AIDS and Dr. Duesberg said 25 years ago they will never find a cure because your body already render it harmless it the drugs that’s killing you. In this case it’s the vaccine and terrible care.

    1. Hi Rudy. When you and I have discussed Covid, some of the doctors you mentioned felt Ivermectin should be used to treat Covid. The link is a review of studies using Ivermectin. The conclusion was the “evidence on efficacy and safety of ivermectin for prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 treatment is conflicting.”

      1. Good morning Angela! The fact of the matter is Ivermectin and Chloroquine (Hydroxychloroquine) have been used for decades without severe side effects, are readily available and cheap. I’ve listen to Doctors that are using them now with tremendous success. I don’t believe these Doctors making these pronouncements for selfish reasons like to make a bunch of money. I don’t think they would hold press conference or testify in congress if they were not seeing excellent success! Now they have to go though this study and that study where one Doctor said they don’t have the money these big drug companies have to continually do these studies to everyone’s satisfaction. Many 3rd world countries are using these drugs know with great success! Let me say again I don’t trust this government and Dr. Fauci. Let me show the so-called side effects of AZT they had people taking every four hours day in and day out. “Undeniably, AZT kills T-4 cells [white blood cells vital to the immune system. No one can argue with that. AZT is a chain-terminating nucleotide, which means that it stops DNA replication. It seeks out any cell that is engaged in DNA replication and kills it. The place where most of this replication is taking place is in the bone marrow. That’s why the most common and severe side effect of the drug is bone marrow toxicity. That is why they [patients] need blood transfusions.”

        Dr. Harvey Bialy, molecular biologist, former editor of Biotechnology

        Blood transfusions is also immune suppressive. Remember it took the government years to admit some vaccines cause autism. They LIE!

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