Comment on Chidiebere Ibe’s viral anatomical drawing of a pregnant black woman

Recently a Nigerian medicine student called Chidiebere Ibe published his anatomical drawing of a pregnant black woman on his twitter page. It went viral, and was immediately picked up—rightly so—by the international press. Ibe correctly observed that darker skinned people are very much underrepresented (if indeed represented at all) in… Continue reading

On the stupidity of comparing COVID-19 healthcare burden to lifestyle diseases

Here in the Netherlands, as elsewhere, hospitals are again seeing a huge surge in admissions of COVID-19 patients. But this time, as in many other countries, the overwhelming majority of these patients are unvaccinated. The disproportional burden on ICU capacity caused by these unvaccinated COVID-19 patients means that non-urgent care… Continue reading