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Karla Monterroso #CloseTheCamps+ Your Authors @karlitaliliana CEO @CODE2040, Board Chair for @1Deg, @USC alum - Connected, passionate, heart-driven, wanderlust, change maker. #WiseLatina 🇬🇹🇲🇽 PN: she/her/ella Apr. 19, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

There really needs to be data about the demographics of people who asks for Covid19 tests vs who is actually getting them. The healthcare system disproportionately treats Black and Latinx folks, but especially Black folks poorly.

Years ago, Kaiser looked into their NPS scores, because they were so good and segmented the data by race. The piss poor experience of Black and Latinx people became a huge change management initiative Bernard Tyson took on. Those case studies were formative of me.

We don’t get treated the same across class and we already know that in the data. We know that and we need lots of sophisticated data collection to bring to light what we know is happening.

It is not lost on me that I’m a plus-sized Latinx woman and it took me 26 days to get a test. 30 days before I got a real treatment plan. And friends who have gotten test with relative ease with way less symptoms are... not.

I’ve seen 6 doctors through telehealth and in-person over the course of this experience and only my primary care doc and the infectious disease specialist (also a woman of color) didn’t make me justify that I was healthy before all of this.

Even with a daily journal documenting my symptoms. Even w/ a pcp advocating for me who has known me and my health history for 5 yrs. Even with the means and time to argue where others can’t. That’s felt personal to share like this until now. But I know how we are getting treated.

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