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Unpacking The Reasons For Medical Mistrust Among People Of Color

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Madera Community College and UCSF Fresno
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Angel Reyna (left) and Dr. Kamall Eckhoth-Bernard (right)

A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that among Black Americans, only 42% intend to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Many have suggested that the reluctance to get vaccinated among Black Americans and other communities of color is a function of the mistrust that some in those populations have in the health care system. To better understand this issue, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with Dr. Kamell Eckroth-Bernard, a vascular surgeon with UCSF Fresno, and Angel Reyna, President of Madera Community College. 

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