Winfrey said doctors misdiagnosed Oprah’s thyroid problem as a heart problem in 2007. Los Angeles Times..
Winfrey confronted one of the doctors who said to the character of the television, “I didn’t mean to let you die to me.”
The interview was to promote her new documentary, The Color of Care.
Oprah Winfrey talked about how medical racism and access to medical care affected her own life — including when a doctor misdiagnosed the thyroid problem that caused heart palpitations.
“And she said,’What was I going to do? You’re Oprah Winfrey, and if you don’t do everything I thought I could, I’m going to kill you There wasn’t. ”” Winfrey I told the Los Angeles Times.
Winfrey said he thought the doctor acted “irresponsibly.”
“And I also thought for the first time:’When you appear and you are a known person, everyone seems excited to see you, but they also cover We know they’re nervous because they have to, “Winfrey said.
Winfrey talked about her experience as a black woman in dealing with the healthcare system. According to the legend of her 68-year-old talk show, access to health care has its drawbacks, but it also has its advantages.
“I noticed that things change when you are a known person. You make a doctor’s appointment. You don’t have to wait in line. You have many that others have. You don’t have to deal with excessive delays, and I have lived this privileged and beneficial life and have since been exposed to the best medical care.
Part of the interview was to promote Winfrey’s documentary. “Color of care” Address racial health inequality.In the United States, racial disparity Reduce the quality of healthcare Death due to preventable illness. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people of color and low-income earners You are more likely to get infected with COVID-19 and die.
Winfrey said he was urged to make a movie after learning about Gary Fowler, a black man who died on the couch. After being rejected by three emergency rooms due to symptoms of COVID-19.
Winfrey also revealed in an interview that he had been at home for 322 days during the pandemic and would continue to wear a mask as a precautionary measure.
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