Building trust in the science of vaccines

(NewsUSA) – During the pandemic, Geraldine Bradshaw, a school principal in Durham, North Carolina, volunteered for a clinical trial that tested one of the COVID-19 vaccines. She says her students inspired her to do so and she in turn wanted to inspire African Americans like herself.   “It gave me the power to help pave a way for these children to have a better future,” Bradshaw says, “and show them how important it is that people who look like them aid in the progression of science.   “Now, Bradshaw can see how her participation paid off, as half of adults are fully vaccinated.   “Science is part of the solution to ending this pandemic,” says Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.And at every step on the pathway to scientific discovery, safety leads the way. Safety always

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