It’s so lazy to continue attributing Black people’s valid medical mistrust to Tuskeegee. There are more than enough present-day injustices to make us concerned abt our treatment by the health care system. https://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-official-considering-giving-covid-19-vaccine-most-vulnerable-first-2020-10
CDC officials are considering a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable first —...
Experts said they would set aside the limited supply for this group since that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.https://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-official-considering-giving-covid-19-vaccine-most-vulnerable-first-2020-10
“Once a vaccine is approved, as Poynter reports, the medical community will have to work to gain the trust of the Black community — due to historical mistrust after the mistreatment of Black men in the Tuskegee syphilis trials.”/2
On this note, I was paralyzed w/ fear last week abt taking my 7 yo kiddo the ED for a potential I & D of a skin abscess but I was convinced they wouldn’t give him sufficient pain meds for the procedure./3
This was based on my own experience when he was 4 yo and an orthopod who was a White man manipulated my son’s wrist fracture without giving him pain meds./4