Black Vaccine Hesitancy Rooted in Mistrust, Doubts
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, public health, and management, Yale University; Co-Chair, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Committee; Chair, Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
Leon McDougle, MD, president, National Medical Association; professor, family medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine.
James Hildreth, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Meharry Medical College; Temporary Voting Member of the FDA Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biologics.
Dorothy Roberts, JD, George A. Weiss, professor of law and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director, Penn Program on Race, Science & Society
Wynne Stovall-Johnson, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
Anthony Hardy Sr., Glen Burnie, MD.
Press release, National Medical Association.
CDC: “COVID-19 Hospitalization and Deaths by Race / Ethnicity,” “Demographics of People Vaccinated in the First Month of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program – United States, December 14, 2020 – January 14, 2021.”
Kaiser Family Foundation: “Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor.”
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NAACP: “Coronavirus Fairness Considerations: The Imperative for Civil Rights Defense, Oversight and Enforcement”, “Coronavirus Policy Notes, Statements, and Letters”.
Kaiser Health News: “Black Americans get vaccinated at lower rates than white Americans.”
Press release, Yale University.
Business Insider: “Black scientist who approved coronavirus vaccine says it’s’ nothing
like Tuskegee “and people of color will not be” guinea pigs “.”
Journal of General Internal Medicine: “Understanding the African American Perspective on Physician Reliability.”
Mayo Clinic: “COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked.”
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: “Side Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine: Should We Be Concerned?” How does mRNA work?
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