Earlier this fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci joined congregants of the Roxbury Presbyterian Church over zoom to answer questions and provide clarity on a potential coronavirus vaccine.
The discussion was organized by Senior Pastor Elizabeth Walker. She said not only have communities of color been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, but they are also the communities with widespread skepticism about healthcare — for valid reasons, she adds.
"These same people are not getting a lot of information," said Walker. "These same people are hit with other issues of injustice, not just with healthcare but the police department, and education, and so it's the perfect storm of deprivation, if you will. And I wanted to make sure that this community of wonderful people who are struggling to survive on a normal day, would get as much information as they could during these extraordinary times we're living in now."
We also heard from Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, an infectious diseases physician at Boston Medical Center, about how she's processing the consistently high number of cases recorded each day this month in Massachusetts.
Click on the audio player above to listen to the full episode.
Dr. Sabrina Assoumou - 2:29
Reverend Elizabeth Walker - 14:25