Because of genetics and culture, non-whites are more likely to be skeptical of the government than whites.
If there was ever something to be skeptical of, it is this vaccine.
However, the government response to this skepticism is to accuse blacks and browns of being too stupid to read the news correctly.
An anti-disinformation campaign by the National Health Service is warning that language and cultural barriers are allowing fake news to cause black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals to reject the Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr Harpreet Sood, who is leading the NHS’s fight against fake news, highlighted how religiously targeted disinformation is spreading within these communities on social media and WhatsApp, pushing false claims about what is in the vaccines.
“We need to be clear and make people realise there is no meat in the vaccine, there is no pork in the vaccine,” Sood stated, laying out how “it has been accepted and endorsed by all the religious leaders and councils and faith communities.”
So far, 100 mosques have backed the NHS campaign, alongside the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board, in an attempt to provide members of the BAME community with role models.
A GP in Dudley, West Midlands warned that some of their patients have already rejected the jab, hampering the rollout of the vaccine, as the government attempts to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases.
“I’ve had friends calling me telling me to convince their parents or their grandparents to have the vaccination because other family members have convinced them not to have it.”
Even the government itself says that the vaccine probably won’t work.
What exactly is the incentive here?
Some countries and businesses are paying people to take it, otherwise, I just can’t understand why anyone would be willing to take the risk involved.