Medical Racism And How It Ties Into Vaccine Hesitancy

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57m · April 19, 2021

Medical Racism And How It Ties Into Vaccine Hesitancy

When you look at the medical staff's historical treatment towards the black community, you can completely understand why so much of a high percentage of black people don't want to receive the vaccine. For instance, James Marion Sims, known as the Father of modern gynecology, experimented on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Today, the black community has lesser access to healthy food, adequate housing, and affordable healthcare. In this episode, Jason Wrobel and Whitney Lauritsen discuss medical racism and why it results in vaccine hesitancy among the marginalized sector of society. Join in the discussion regarding the potential discrimination against people who opt out of getting a vaccine, how health institutions should increase accessibility to all those who want to receive the vaccine regardless of status, and why we should learn to co-exist with people who have different belief systems.


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