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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among African Americans

January 22, 2021: The end of 2020 brought U.S. approvals for Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, but convincing African Americans to take them remains challenging due to historical treatment of Blacks in medical research and experimentation. Dr. Monica Webb Hooper addresses the concerns on the Good Mental Health.

America’s Salad Bowl Becomes Fertile Ground for COVID-19

January 22, 2021: “It’s very easy to spread the virus in those conditions,” said Flavio Marsiglia, director of the Global Center for Applied Health Research at Arizona State University. The university was awarded a RADx-UP grant to rapidly implement testing strategies focused on populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

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