Lack of Healthcare Access Affecting Minority Communities

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We know hospitals and emergency rooms are overburdened with COVID-19 patients causing people who are experiencing mild symptoms to be sent home without proper treatment because they are not considered sick enough, or there are not enough beds. Unfortunately, this is sorely affecting the minority and African-American communities. As a nursing professional, hospitals must be more aggressive in treating patients with less symptoms so that we can keep them out of the hospital and reduce the spread of this virus. Resources and training must be focused on this issue, so it doesn’t continue affecting our minority and African-American communities.