Healthcare

Someday You Could Be… Sean Petty, Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse and Social Justice Warrior

By Dayanara Hernandez, age 15 Sean Petty has been a nurse for 13 years and is currently a pediatric emergency room nurse at a public hospital in the Bronx. This interview took place via email in April 2020 during the height of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, a shorter version was published in …

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Undocumented, Uninsured and Unprotected: The Struggle to Get Healthcare in the U.S.A.

By Amedeo Max Bettauer, age 10 The American humorist Josh Billings once said, “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” Census data from 2017 shows that for 27 million Americans and 615,000 New Yorkers, that concept is hauntingly true. The growing epidemic of uninsurance, which …

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