California hopes 'trusted messengers' alleviate vaccine skepticism among some African Americans

Infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise across the country and the virus has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color.One of the communities hit hard by the pandemic is African Americans.”We don’t want to have a period of worsening of our disparities, and a lost generation of our young children of color,” said Dr. David Tom Cooke, head of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health.In California, African Americans make up 6% of the population…

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