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‘Guinea pigs’: Why African Americans are wary of the COVID vaccine – Sydney Morning Herald

More than 3000 Americans were reported to have died overnight from COVID, but black Americans are wary of vaccination after a history of experiments gone wrong.



Yet much as the 69-year-old longs for the pandemic to be over, he is wary about taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
“If they said, Were giving out the vaccine today I wouldnt do that, he says. “Its a wait-and-see situation.”
Green, who is black, is far from alone in his concerns. While African Americans are three times more likely to die of the coronavirus than white Americans, they are also far more sceptical about taking a vaccine.
A Pew Research Study released this month found that just 42 per cent of…

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