Chicago, United States of America
December 17 @ 10:11pm
Louis Farrakhan, head of Chicago-based Nation of Islam, is calling the newly-produced COVID vaccine "toxic waste". Polls show Black Americans are much more hesitant to take it -- and concern is understandable: the notorious "Tuskegee Experiment", which ran from 1932 to 1972, still looms large for many Black Americans. But other civil rights leaders are pushing it: the Rev. Al Sharpton would like to see one "national day" when Black influencers from all walks of life get the vaccine shot. I can talk with plenty of Black neighbors here, as well as church pastors, who have plenty of sway in Black neighborhoods. Also, I've got sound of Chicago's mayor -- a Black woman -- urging communities of color to embrace the shot, and promising to get a public relations campaign going in the mostly Black neighborhoods.
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