The Pulse Oximeter Is Racially Biased

Inaccurate readings mean some Black people have dangerously low oxygen levels that doctors don’t catch

Credit: Grace Cary / Getty Images

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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental