Oct. 7, 2020

Should Black people trust medical trials?

Should Black people trust medical trials?

From the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, to COVID-19, how at ease should – or shouldn't we be?


Vaccination trials for COVID-19 are being conducted by HBCU medical schools, and some of them are asking for more Black participation, but will Black people be trusting enough of the medicine to try it?  Black people are not largely anti-vaxxers, but they understand the history of medical experimentation done on Black bodies.  Also, the pandemic has exposed the disparities in America’s healthcare system that has disproportionately affected the Black community.