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Why some Black Americans are experiencing vaccine hesitancy. “As a scientist, I know the importance of clinical studies… But as an African American woman, I also understand my community’s reluctance to be involved in clinical studies,” writes Jen Payne, who has a PhD in pathology. Payne details the traumatizing Tuskegee experiment, which was a 40-year study of 600 African American men untreated for syphilis. The legacy of the experiment has created understandable distrust of the medical system. Payne argues that…



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