Black Americans Have Reasons To Distrust The New COVID Vaccine

Experts say the U.S. medical establishment has a long and chartered history of malpractice on Black people.

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Bebeto Matthews / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Black Americans Have Reasons To Distrust The New COVID Vaccine

Experts say the U.S. medical establishment has a long and chartered history of malpractice on Black people.

A new Kaiser study found that 35% of Black Americans were either ambivalent or uninterested in getting the new emergency COVID-19 vaccine.

Reset unpacks the deep history of distrust with a community-based health care official and a historian whose latest piece explores the issue.

GUESTS: Donna Thompson, CEO of ACCESS Community Health Network

Dan Royles, assistant professor of history at Florida International University; author of “To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS”