Amid History of Distrust, How Do Officials Get Vaccines Into the Black Community?

PIX NEW YORK (video)
December 8, 2020
 

Dr. Olajide Williams, a professor in Columbia University’s Department of Neurology, and no relation to Harlemite Ruth Williams, said increasing acceptance of the vaccine here in New York City will first require undoing decades of mistrust. "The most famous of which is the government-backed Tuskegee syphilis study, in which Black men were actually told they were getting free medical care. But instead, they were denied therapy for their syphilis — and for decades," he said.
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Editor's Note: Dr. Williams's comments begin at 1:02.