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The Legacy of Tuskegee Complicates African Americans’ Feelings About Vaccines

A Black scientist’s plea to lean into the data, even as an unjust health care shadow persists in the U.S.

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I believe vaccinations are an important part of health maintenance. Every year, I get a flu vaccine and encourage my adult children to do the same. So, I was…




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