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Blacks’ resistance to COVID-19 vaccinations reflects the ongoing bias in our health care system: Eric Foster

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Cleveland.com
 2021-02-10
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CLEVELAND -- In the fall of 1932, fliers began appearing around Macon County, Alabama promising Black residents free blood tests and, if it was determined they had “bad blood,” they would receive free treatment from “County Health Department and Government Doctors.” Macon County was a poor and rural county. The promise of free medical care was too good an offer to pass up. Hundreds of men signed up for physical examination. The men were primarily sharecroppers, and many had never before seen a doctor. A total of 600 men were diagnosed with “bad blood” and were advised they would receive treatment.

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