[Ed. – ‘Trusting medical institutions that have historically done more harm than good’? What utter garbage! The author and editors of this rag should feel ashamed.]
COVID-19 has positioned African Americans in a crisis within a crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to date, there have been an estimated upwards of 37 million total reported cases of COVID-19 and 600,000 deaths. African Americans account for 13% of the U.S. population, however, disproportionately represent 20% of COVID-19-related deaths as of May.
After its initial wave, the emergence of the COVID-19 delta variant continues to loom over Black Americans navigating ways to protect themselves and their loved ones.
Despite an earnest call for COVID-19 vaccinations by government officials and medical professionals, the Black community is seemingly presented with choosing between the lesser of two evils. On one hand, there is a life-threatening virus, and on the other hand — they must contend with trusting medical institutions that have historically done more harm than good.