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Just a note before you read this article. Originally I wrote this piece believing that Olapeju was a male writer. She is, in fact, female, and kindly informed me of that on my website. Consequently, I have corrected my error.

This afternoon I read a message from a fledgling Medium writer, Olapeju Simoyan, MD, MPH. She…




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