A dark past clouds Covid vaccine for African Americans

Washington (AFP) – Gary Jackson doesn’t want the Covid vaccine even though the virus kills Black people at a starkly higher rate — a daunting problem experts say the United States must confront in controlling its disastrous outbreak. By some measures, African Americans have died from coronavirus at the highest rate of any group in the country. Yet they are also the most skeptical of getting the new vaccines, which have been shown to be safe and effective in trials. It is a dangerous situation with roots in racism and broken trust, but which is key to curbing the emergence of worrying new stra…

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