Rep. Andre Carson‘s 5-second pause, when requested if he’ll get vaccinated towards COVID-19, underscores the hesitation most African-People have … however he believes that may change.
We acquired the U.S. Congressman on Capitol Hill Thursday and he addressed the brand new examine exhibiting solely 14% of African-People belief the vaccine will probably be protected — in brief, he is not stunned.
The congressman introduced up America’s ugly historical past in relation to medical analysis on Black residents — most notably the Tuskegee experiments with syphilis on 600 Black males.
Nonetheless, Andre additionally pointed to the work of Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett … the African-American scientist who helped develop one of many COVID-19 vaccines.
He believes that can assist begin the “therapeutic” course of needed for African-People to belief vaccines, however burdened … it is only a begin.
Rep. Carson shouted out the efforts of some extra individuals earlier than telling us he is keen to step as much as the plate … at any time when the vaccine turns into out there to him. Apparently, though he is a Congressman, he is not seeking to minimize the road.