Vaccine hesitancy falling significantly among Black Americans

Recent polling suggests Black Americans are becoming more open to COVID-19 vaccinations

As the U.S. continues to vaccinate as many Americans as possible to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, recent polling suggests vaccine hesitancy may be falling among Black Americans. 

Skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines has been more prevalent among those in the Black community, partly due to a distrust of the federal government and the nation’s history of racism in medical research. One example is the infamous study in Tuskegee, Ala., where the government allowed hundreds of Black men to suffer untreated syphilis for decades for research. 

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