African-American barber snips Covid fictions

Hyattsville (United States) (AFP) – Barber Mike Brown carefully guides his trimmer as he fights misconceptions about Covid-19 among his African-American customers, who face an outsize risk from the virus but are less likely to get vaccinated. Kerdell Porter is a 60-year-old mailman who said he has shared his doubts about the vaccine with his barber, including the claim that the shots are a ploy to kill Black people. “I don’t trust it. The first person I know who got it, she fainted,” said Akeem Momoh, a Black teenager who sweeps the floor of The Shop hair spa in Hyattsville, Maryland, a suburb…

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