1. National Academy of Medicine Members Urge Black Americans to Get Vaccinated

    Mark Rivett posted March 31, 2021

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    In a new video released today, Black members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the premier health science organization in the United States, are urging Black Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.

    The members initially made their case encouraging Black Americans to get vaccinated in a New York Times op-ed published on February 7, 2020.

    Dean F. DuBois Bowman

    Dean F. DuBois Bowman

    “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Americans have faced incredible challenges that have been met with tenacity and strength of the community,” said University of Michigan School of Public Health Dean F. DuBois Bowman, who was elected to the NAM in October 2020. “It is important that we acknowledge the hesitancy toward the COVID-19 vaccine while we work to improve its trust.”