Covid, Black Americans, Kamala Harris, Tuskegee

Covid, Black Americans

Kamala Harris Urges Wary Black Americans To Get Covid Vaccine

Kamala Harris Urges Wary Black Americans To Get Covid Vaccine

2/25/2021 1:50:00 AM

Kamala Harris Urges Wary Black Americans To Get Covid Vaccine

“If we want to get control of this virus that is harming us at a disproportionate rate, part of it is to get vaccinated when it is our turn,” Harris said.

ToplineU.S. Vice President Kamala Harris encouraged Black Americans to get a coronavirus vaccine as soon as they are able, pointing out Black Americans are statistically at a greater risk of becoming infected and dying of coronavirus.Kamala Harris delivers brief remarks during a memorial service to honor American coronavirus victims

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... [+]Getty ImagesKey Facts“Let’s not let Covid get us—let’s get the vaccine instead,” Harris told civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton during a wide-rangingMSNBC interviewslated to air in full Thursday morning.Harris pointed to the high rates of Black-owned small businesses shuttering during the pandemic as a reason for people to seek out vaccinations.

Data show Black Americans are being vaccinated atthan their white counterparts, despite being more likely to be infected and die from the coronavirus.A Pew poll in December found Black Americans (42%) reported beingto choose to get a coronavirus vaccine compared to White (61%) and Hispanic (63) respondents.

Crucial Quote“We know black people are disproportionately likely to contract the virus and die from it,” Harris said. “We know when you look at who the frontline workers are, who is the most at risk disproportionately, we are talking about people of color.”

Key BackgroundExperts say Black Americans’ hesitancy toward vaccines is partly linked to the healthcare system’s historic mistreatment of Black people. A commonly cited example is theTuskegee study, during which the United States Public Health Service injected a group of poor Black men with syphilis and then withheld treatment in order to study the effects of the disease."I've heard Tuskegee more times than I can count in the past month—and you know, it's a

," said Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi, Chicago's Loretto Hospital chief clinical officer, who said a whopping 40% of the hospital’s staff indicated they would not get vaccinated when polled in December.  Read more: Forbes »

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