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‘Gaslighted by the Medical System’: The Covid-19 Patients Left Behind

When there’s only so much care to go around, the medical system leans too hard on test results — and prejudice

Melinda Wenner Moyer
Elemental
Published in
17 min readAug 26, 2020

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Jessica Kyle took one look at her best friend and began to worry. Kyle, 34, had just arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, to attend her cousin’s funeral. She had…

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Melinda Wenner Moyer
Elemental

Science and parenting journalist. Author of HOW TO RAISE KIDS WHO AREN’T ASSHOLES. Sign up for my free parenting newsletter: melindawmoyer.substack.com.