TSR Health: Roommates, Dr. Anthony Fauci is coming through with a message for his “African-American brothers and sisters” in regard to the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines that are being developed. Polls have shown that Black people are very skeptical about taking the vaccine, but Fauci says we shouldn’t be worried because a Black woman scientist is contributing to this whole thing.
In an interview with the National Urban League for CBSN, Dr. Fauci addresses racism and mistrust within medical research as is pertains to Black people, and is sure to include that the safety of the COVID vaccine is also in the hands of Black scientist Kizzmekia Corbett.
“Kizzy is an African American scientist who is right at the forefront of the development of the vaccine,” he says. “So the first thing you might want to say to my African American brothers and sisters is that the vaccine you are going to be taking was developed by an African American woman.”
According to TMZ, Kizzy Corbett is the lead scientist for coronavirus research at Dr. Fauci’s National Institute of health and was also part of the team that worked with Moderna to develop its emergency vaccine.
Studies show that only 14% of Black people trust the vaccine will be safe and only 18% trust that the vaccine will be effective. Seems like Dr. Fauci is trying to build confidence within the community, but do y’all think it worked, Roomies? Let us know in the comments!
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