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Detroit Is at Its Breaking Point

The city is a virus hotspot, with the Black community at its center

Two Henry Ford health care workers wait outside temporary tents outside of Henry Ford Hospital on April 8, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. There are reportedly more than 700 Henry Ford Health System workers who have tested positive for COVID-19. Over 20,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the state. Photo: Elaine Cromie/Getty Images

While Anna Lawson, 30, is not on the front line of crucial medical care in Detroit, she is one of the workers who was assigned to call hospital staff to give them their test results, back when testing was harder to come by. “Even if they tested negative on the day that I called, it didn’t really…

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