The Weekly: COVID-19 telehealth gaps, former Olympian’s cancer battle, and more

Published on July 30, 2021

The Weekly

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Telehealth leapt forward with COVID-19. Who was left behind?

SUNDAY, July 25, 2021 (LA Times)—When Johnnett Kent learned she had lung cancer, the COVID-19 pandemic was already descending on California. Her doctor didn’t want the 49-year-old to risk her health by heading into a crowded clinic between surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. So she started checking in with Kent through her smartphone. Kent was skeptical of the arrangement at first, thinking, “Can this really work?”

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