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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:02 AM

Meharry asks communities of color to participate in covid vaccine trials

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/meharry-medical-college-asks-communities-of-color-to-participate-in-covid-19-vaccine-trials

"President of Meharry Medical College, Dr. James Hildreth says more high-risk communities need to participate.

Dr. Hildreth says the medical school will be working alongside the makers of a new COVID-19 vaccine by enrolling community members in the trial study. "Its extraordinarily important that African-Americans or members of minority communities be a part of those trials because we need to know for sure that the vaccines are both safe and effective in that segment of the population," said Hildreth.

Studies have shown that the virus causes more health concerns and even death to those in minority communities because many minorities already suffer from other underlying health conditions.
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Hildreth says participating in a medical study may not come easy for some. "African Americans in this country have been subjected to some pretty horrific medical experimentation but weve come along since then," said Hildreth.
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He says the purpose right now is to change the negative conversations around vaccines and show this could save lives."...(more)


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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:26 AM

1. Hmm...


""African Americans in this country have been subjected to some pretty horrific medical experimentation but weve come along since then..."


Up until 2016 I might have agreed. At this point I'm not so sure.




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