Vaccine

Chris Paul is in the league's COVID-19 protocol "indefinitely" in the middle of a major playoffs run, prompting NBA fans to wonder if the Phoenix Suns' star point guard is fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday the Biden administration announced it will purchase and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to countries in need over the next year. While it is a step forward, it won't eliminate the 700 million dose shortage Africa is currently facing.

Howard University has received a $1.59 million endowment to help with vaccination efforts in communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

The death of famed boxer Marvin Hagler sparked conversations around hesitancy over the COVID-19 vaccine, especially within Black communities.

Medical and public health officials see the lingering fear of malicious government action in predominantly Black communities as a reason to move swiftly to address equity concerns.

An increasing number of reports indicate that rich white people are using their wealth and prestige to secure doses of the coronavirus vaccines by traveling to Black and brown neighborhoods, where the immunizations are needed most.

An attempt to address racial disparities in vaccine access was overruled after Texas state officials threatened to cut Dallas county’s vaccination supply.

Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse, was the first person in New York State to receive the shot, during a livestream shared by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cleary the hope is that if the information comes from Black people who work in the medical field and public health, the information will be more readily received.

The "Black Panther" actress is one of many Black public figures who are openly questioning the safety and effectiveness of a COVID-10 vaccine.

The revelation leaves a pin in a conversation around how medical authorities will address distributing the virus to Black communities, disproportionately ravaged by the virus and rightfully cautious due to long-held racist practices in medicine.

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan warned Black America to be skeptical of vaccines made from "their medications" to treat a disease that has disproportionately affected African Americans.