Vaccine distribution another example of White privilege

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new vaccines to combat the coronavirus, the initial concern was whether African Americans would accept vaccination. The rollout of the medicine from Pfizer and Moderna featured heavy promotion. High-profile African Americans like former President Barack Obama, National

From being a hero to being shunned: Stories from the front lines of Pittsburgh’s pandemic

by Teake Zuidema As the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine arrive, the rising number of infections still threaten to overwhelm workers at Pittsburgh-area ICUs and nursing homes. For workers in these settings, the tragedy of the pandemic has been an inescapable part of daily life for months. They’ve seen it all: from being called

A Black woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, developed the scientific approach to the coronavirus vaccine

by Stacy M. Brown For New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease doctor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addressed the African American community’s fears of accepting the new coronavirus vaccine. “To my African American brothers and sisters … this vaccine that you’re gonna be taking was

Push is on to increase African Americans’ confidence in COVID vaccine

by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Former President Barack Obama has vowed to take the new COVID-19 vaccination on live television. Dr. Ebony Hilton, a physician in the critical care and anesthesiology department at the University of Virginia Health, is also publicly taking the vaccine and documenting how she’s coping on YouTube. On

Proof and Transparency: Dr. Ebony Hilton will take coronavirus vaccine, provide live updates

Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton is part of the Phase one vaccination because she’s a health care worker by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Phase one of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine distribution begins this week. For those who remain skeptical about vaccination, one high-profile medical doctor will give a day-by-day update of her experience.