3. Why some people of color don't trust science

 Photo illustration of an anatomical diagram surrounded by health care workers’ hands.

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The pandemic mantra has been to "trust the science" — but many people of color don't and won't. The reasons range from the abuses of eugenics to historic hurdles to getting care.

  • Why it matters: Science that supports medical breakthroughs has long taken advantage of people of color. Overcoming the resulting suspicion could take generations.
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