The WHO Speaks Out About Rumors of Racism in Vaccine Trial

Crowds recently gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa in protest

Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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People protest Covid-19 vaccine trials in Africa at Wits University on July 1, 2020, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images

At the end of June, the University of Oxford announced it would begin a new trial of its Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa. It would be the first Covid-19 vaccine trial on the African continent. The choice of location sparked a lot of questions among locals…

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Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.