Rep. Andre Carson Says He’ll Get Vaccine, Black Community’s Mistrust Requires Healing

Rep. Andre Carson Says He’ll Get Vaccine, Black Community’s Mistrust Requires Healing

Rep. Andre Carson Says He’ll Get Vaccine, Black Community’s Mistrust Requires Healing

Rep. Andre Carson

Yes, I’ll Get COVID Vaccine …

But Mistrust in Black Community a Real Issue

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Rep. Andre Carson‘s 5-second pause, when asked if he’ll get vaccinated against COVID-19, underscores the hesitation most African-Americans have … but he believes that can change.

We got the U.S. Congressman on Capitol Hill Thursday and he addressed the new study showing only 14% of African-Americans trust the vaccine will be safe — in short, he’s not surprised.

The congressman brought up America’s ugly history when it comes to medical research on Black citizens — most notably the Tuskegee experiments with syphilis on 600 Black men.

However, Andre also pointed to the work of Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett … the African-American scientist who helped develop one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

He believes that will help start the “healing” process necessary for African-Americans to trust vaccines, but stressed … it’s just a start.

Rep. Carson shouted out the efforts of a few more people before telling us he’s willing to step up to the plate … whenever the vaccine becomes available to him. Interestingly, although he’s a Congressman, he’s not looking to cut the line.

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