Eight Black Doctors Encourage Black America to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
A group of 8 esteemed Black doctors wrote a “love letter to Black America” to encourage people to get the Covid-19 vaccine once it becomes available. https://t.co/TAAbBZthYS
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Health Editor’s Note: The black community has a distrust of medical experimentation and vaccines due to the experiences of Henrietta Lacks with her cancer cells and the Tuskegee Syphilis study. Since the black community is being hit harder than Caucasians with COVID-19 it will be imperative that they receive vaccines early on when the vaccines are made available Unfortunately 72% say that they would not immediately get the vaccine. Due to this distrust, the black medical community is trying to encourage acceptance of the vaccine when it become available…..Carol
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.