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CARIBBEAT: Caribbean-rooted frontline nurse and doctor lead the nation and get first COVID-19 vaccinations in America

CARIBBEAT: Caribbean-rooted frontline nurse and doctor lead the nation and get first COVID-19 vaccinations in America
Three black Caribbean-rooted health professionals were front and center in New York last week, getting the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States — scoring a win-win-win by acknowledging the valiant efforts of front-line workers, combating vaccine hesitancy among too many Americans and combating bitter memories of historic medical offences against Black people.

Three black Caribbean-rooted health professionals were front and center in New York last week, getting the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States — scoring a win-win-win by acknowledging the valiant efforts of frontline workers, combating vaccine hesitancy among too many Americans and combating bitter memories of historic medical offences against Black people.[More New York] GRIDLOCK SAM: Parking rules don’t always take a holiday around Christmas and New Year’s p The continuing contributions of the nation’s healthcare heroes and other frontline workers were obviously recognized by the participation of Lindsay, 52, and Duroseau, 49.) — born in New York with roots in Haiti — was the second recipient of the new vaccine during last Monday's event.Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) “It didn’t feel any different from taking any other vaccine,” said Lindsay.

[More New York] NYPD, FDNY search East River off Midtown for man seen jumping in water p Implicit racial bias in the American healthcare system is another factor reinforcing doubts with in Black communities.[More New York] NYC car theft suspect has no trouble getting first aid after crashing into FDNY ambulance p “It can be difficult to convince certain communities to take the vaccine and rightfully so because of the history,” continued Libassi.

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