COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In Black Populations
This episode originally aired on July 14, 2020.
The history of medical experimentation and the Black community is fraught with exploitation and abuse.
But with the COVID-19 virus infecting and killing Black patients at disproportionately high rates, many experts in the medical field are calling for their inclusion in the first vaccine trials.
Additionally, African nations are concerned with their own underrepresentation and inclusion in the global race for a cure.
Today on All Sides, we look into the history and ethics behind medical experimentation in Black populations.
- Anne Mawathe, Africa health editor, BBC
- Glenn Ellis, Harvard School of Bioethics Fellow
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