US vaccine challenge: convincing skeptical African Americans

New York (AFP) – The first Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine, live on television, were Black caregivers, optics that illustrate a daunting challenge facing the nationwide campaign: persuading skeptical African Americans to get inoculated. In the United States, Black people — and Latinos — are almost three times more likely to die from Covid-19 then whites, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC), due to economic disparities. But surveys show African Americans are also among those most reluctant to get vaccinated, something experts attribute to medical experiments tha…

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