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Old Today, 09:44 PM   #2841
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It's unfortunate Harris failed to distinguish between the issues blacks have receiving health care that is equal to that of whites and 'health care workers'. She stepped in it there but she actually had an issue worth addressing.

Maternal mortality in the US has taken a sharp rise and the increase in mortality of black women leads the pack.

NPR 2017: Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why
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On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving's "village" — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye. ...

At 36, Shalon had been part of their elite ranks — an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the pre-eminent public health institution in the U.S. There she had focused on trying to understand how structural inequality, trauma and violence made people sick. "She wanted to expose how people's limited health options were leading to poor health outcomes," said Rashid Njai, her mentor at the agency. "To kind of uncover and undo the victim-blaming that sometimes happens where it's like, 'Poor people don't care about their health.' " Her Twitter bio declared: "I see inequity wherever it exists, call it by name, and work to eliminate it."...

Then the unthinkable happened. Three weeks after giving birth, Shalon collapsed and died from complications of high blood pressure.

The researcher working to eradicate disparities in health access and outcomes had become a symbol of one of the most troublesome health disparities facing black women in the U.S. today: disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality. The main federal agency seeking to understand why so many American women — especially black women — die, or nearly die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth had lost one of its own.
Like Clinton's basket of deplorables, Harris did not express her issue very well.
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