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Chasing the Vaccine: The Pushback

Michelle Burton of the Community Health Councils discusses the systemic and pervasive racism that lies at the root of a deep distrust of the health care system among African Americans.





Michelle Burton of the Los Angeles-based Community Health Councils.

The anxiously awaited rollout of coronavirus vaccines is now in motion, albeit in limited amounts at this early stage. Mark Kreidler speaks to a cross section of experts, health care executives and frontline workers to find out how California plans to equitably distribute the vaccine without leaving behind any communities.

Today’s Episode: While 57% of Californians in a recent Public Policy Institute poll said they would either definitely or probably take the vaccine, the figure plummets to 29% among Black respondents.

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