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Ala Stanford, MD, founded the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to create access to covid-19 testing

October 12, 2021 | 6:26 PM GMT
Ala Stanford, MD, says she founded the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium in April 2020 to create barrier-free access to covid-19 testing to people of color living in Philadelphia. “African Americans and Latinx folks, in general, had the highest positivity rate in the city, living in zip codes where covid was 1 in 4, but yet all the testing locations were in affluent White neighborhoods…A huge part of access is going to where the people are and not expecting them to come to you…”