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What It’s Like To Be A Black Doctor Or Nurse Amid Two Crises

Black Americans are currently facing two crises: a pandemic that has an outsize impact on their community, and decades of police brutality that have sparked protests nationwide. This week on PODCAST-19, we spoke with black health care workers about the toll the past few months have taken on their mental health — and the additional emotional burdens they carry at work, even during the best of times.

Here are links to the articles and books we discussed in the episode:

Dr. Darien Sutton-Ramsey’s article, What They Call Me (Editor’s note: This article is a personal essay that contains a racial slur.)

Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield’s book, Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care In The New Economy.

Don’t want to miss an episode of PODCAST-19, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly look at what we know — and what we know we don’t know — about COVID-19? Subscribe on your favorite podcasting app! For example, here’s where to do it on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Anna Rothschild was FiveThirtyEight’s senior producer for video.

Jake Arlow is a former producer for FiveThirtyEight.