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Ohio Legislator Who Questioned Black Hygiene To Lead Health Panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Republican lawmaker and doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting the coronavirus because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism from Black lawmakers after his appointment to lead the state Senate Health Committee. “Could it just be that African Americans – or the colored population […]

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Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated At Lower Rates Than White Americans, Study Finds

As the nation anxiously awaits for COVID-19 vaccines to be made available to more of the population, experts and activists are becoming increasingly concerned that the vaccines won’t reach marginalized communities. Black Americans continue to be hospitalized with COVID-19 at higher rates than other racial or ethnic groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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It’s Harder For Black And Asian People To Trust The COVID Vaccine. Here’s What Needs To Happen.

Concerns from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities about the Covid-19 vaccine have not been addressed by the government, campaigners have said, as structural inequalities and historical medical racism has led to “hesitancy” about the jab. The UK on Tuesday became the first country in the world to start administering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, in a […]