HeLa Cells: Using My Family’s Dark History to Teach Vaccines

  • By Rachel Schraer
  • BBC 100 Women

27 minutes ago

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Victoria Baptiste fully understands why some patients are wary of medical interventions.

How do you ask a community to trust medicine when history has given them many reasons not to?

It’s a dilemma American nurse Victoria Baptiste faces every day as she travels around Baltimore County, Maryland, in a mobile clinic, administering Covid vaccines.

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Over the past two years, one question keeps coming up, especially from his black patients. We have been subjected to experiments in the past – how can we trust this treatment?

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