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How Fatphobia Is Leading to Poor Care in the Pandemic

Weight stigma in health care can impact the care people get for Covid-19

Illustration by Anson Chan for Elemental

On October 24, Amanda Martinez Beck of Longview, Texas, told her husband: “You need to take me to the ER.” Their whole family had tested positive for Covid-19 a week earlier — Beck’s husband, Zachary, is an English professor and their best guess is that…




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Virginia Sole-Smith

Virginia Sole-Smith

Author of THE EATING INSTINCT and forthcoming FAT KID PHOBIA. Newsletter: https://virginiasolesmith.substack.com/ Everything else: https://virginiasolesmith.com

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