M3R – Uncomfortable Truths, Misconceptions & Debunking Myths

When the initial vaccines were available to combat the COVID-19 virus, many minorities, especially African Americans cited the heinous Tuskegee Experiments as to why they did not want to be “guinea pigs” again for medical science.  This horrible event did occur, but over-time some misconceptions have grown and festered.

The most important things to remember are that the Tuskegee Experiments ended essentially a half-century ago and because of them, safeguards were created to prevent this from happening again.   The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s Surgeon General Initiative has developed a video to address Tuskegee that may provide some different perspectives: