Sachil Singh: Collecting race-based data during coronavirus pandemic may fuel dangerous prejudices

By Sachil Singh, The Conversation, 27 May, 2020

Racially sorted patients are surveilled, often with negative consequences.

Brian Sinclair wheeled himself into a Winnipeg emergency room in September 2008 seeking assistance with his catheter bag. He had a bladder infection, but instead of receiving treatment, remained in the waiting room for 34 hours until his body — now lifeless — finally received medical attention.

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