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Covid-19: The Vaccine and the Black Community

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Unmasked COVID-19 Town Hall Series: The Vaccine and the Black Community

When COVID-19 brought the world to a halt, the Black community was most impacted. The coronavirus endangered our health, our income, and our housing.

As our community struggled with continuing uncertainty and decisions about whether or not to vaccinate, we assembled leading public health experts for a virtual town hall. Watch this important conversation for updates on the spread of COVID-19, vaccine options, and other general information.

Moderator: Deborah Johnson, ABC News Senior National Affairs Correspondent


  • Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO
  • Dr. Chris Pernell, Public Health Physician
  • Dr. Reed Tuckson, Black Coalition Against COVID-19 Founding Member and CEO
  • Dr. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for Equity, White House COVID Response Team

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We don't stop this pandemic without equity. That's making sure that the communities that are at the highest risk and are the hardest hit have the chance to get this vaccine that can not only save lives, but prevent severe illness.

- Dr. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for Equity, White House COVID-19 Response Team
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