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How Historic Health Inequities Are Tied To COVID Impact In South LA




A nurse dons personal protective equipment (PPE) to attend to a patients in a Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Community Hospital on January 6, 2021 in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
A nurse dons personal protective equipment (PPE) to attend to a patients in a Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Community Hospital on January 6, 2021 in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
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COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted communities of color, both in Southern California and nationally, and the reasons are complex and rooted in historic inequities. 

Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles has experienced a lot of these disparities firsthand. 

We sit down with Dr. Batchlor to dig into the topic.  

Guest: 

Elaine Batchlor M.D., CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles