In the last year we have seen poor and minority communities killed disproportionately by Coronavirus, and we have seen white communities post a disproportionate number of BLM lawn signs. These issues have an obvious intersection, and with the Covid vaccine, we can act there today! But are we doing it…

A friend forwarded me this local CBS story last week:

This place borders between one of the area’s richest neighborhoods — Stapleton, now called Central Park — and one of the poorest — Aurora’s East Colfax, where I work.

This story caught my attention because this is my running route…

Having done 700 tests on resettled refugees, we can now run some statistics.

As we understand, 700 tests in one clinic is relatively high for one location in this country, especially a private practice (not a hospital or government clinic). We will be at 1000 in a few weeks. A…

“If she was my mom, I would take her to the hospital.”

I said in the parking lot, to a refugee family from South Asia, through their car window. The patient in the back looked like my mom. She was comfortable, but had a sat of 84% and heart rate…

This is what it looks like to have police point a gun at your head. Photo credit: me, as gun was pointed at my head. The gun has a flashlight.

Sunday March 1, 2020 evening, as I was moving Boy Scout gear from the newer Mango House to the old one, I came around the corner in the old one, and there was a police parked in my parking garage, blocking my way. I came around the corner, saw him…

P.J! Parmar

Social justice efforts of a family doc, scoutmaster, and social worker for refugees. Popping bubbles since 2012. www.1532galena.com, www.ardasclinic.com.

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