Lindsey J. Smith

Lindsey J. Smith is a freelance journalist and essayist based in San Francisco. She writes primarily about the environment, science, and health.

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A Tale of Two Diagnoses

Two women—one Black, the other white—thought they had COVID-19. Both went to the ER and were told, “It’s just anxiety.” One died.


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