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July 7, 2020

Jul 7, 2020
 

As we move further along into the pandemic, we consistently are learning new things about the disease and how people react to it. One of the big areas of concern is how the coronavirus affects different cultures, and why some people are more affected than others.

It is likely possible that the way that different cultures view disease makes a difference in outcomes. This is not only true for the coronavirus but for all health problems. This has an effect on treatment, as well as on how we discuss the disease.

This week we bring you 2 great examples as our Disaster Averted looks at the reluctance of a Hispanic gentleman to admit he needed insulin, and our intern, David Clarke from the University of Colorado, has an interesting feature on the use of culture-specific shared medical appointments.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief