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Biden showed the Black community he gets it | CNN

July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Roxanne Jones writes that in his Wednesday night town hall, Biden acknowledged the deep mistrust of the government in Black communities, which is keeping some from getting vaccinated.

“It’s a simple basic proposition” President Joe Biden said Wednesday night during his CNN town hall, arguing that getting a Covid-19 vaccine was an easy decision.

Riffing off stats, Biden told the invite-only crowd at at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, that recent data on Covid-19 deaths tells us that an overwhelming majority of them are of people who have not been vaccinated.

Torn between getting vaccinated, which means trusting a government that has for generations sanctioned violence, killings and the disenfranchisement of Black bodies, or, skipping the vaccine, donning a mask, and leaning on the blind faith that has brought them this far, praying the virus will pass them by.

According to the Kaiser report, “persistently lower vaccination rates among Black and Hispanic people compared to their White counterparts across most states leave them at increased risk, particularly as the variant spreads. ”

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