Aug 13, 2020
Dr. Arabia Mollete is an emergency medicine physician and health expert in the South Bronx, NY. She was one of the frontline workers in the Emergency Department in New York City at one of the hardest hit hospitals, which she describes as a “war zone”. You can hear more from her on her own podcast “The Visit with Dr. Arabia Mollette.”
Dr. Arabia Mollete talks about her experience with youth and domestic violence before and after the pandemic. She comes from a family that suffered from substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, suicide attempts, poverty, and homelessness. She has been able to turn these experiences into the strength that led to her becoming a doctor.
Dr. Arabia discusses the racial and institutional disparates she saw first hand during the start of the pandemic. Certain zip codes were getting more initial funding than hospitals in more affluent zip codes. Now health insurance has become more of a business than part of health care which has been hurting patients.
There are big changes that need to be made in the country in order to create a healthier world for all of us. The push for children to go back to school and the refusal to wear masks are going to lead to the virus being around for much longer than it should.