Flashpoint: Will the masses opt to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

This week on Flashpoint features (from left) Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium; Patriot Homeware Changemaker Janet Haas, board chair of the William Penn Foundation; and Dr. Alison Buttenheim, a researcher at Penn Nursing.
By KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This weekend on Flashpoint, host Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine.

Recent surveys show that half of Americans are reluctant to get the shot, but why? Dr. Allison Buttenheim, a researcher at Penn Nursing and an expert on vaccine acceptance, discusses the vaccine rollout and public reaction to the vaccine.

Then, Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, discusses recent data on African-American acceptance of the vaccine. She discusses why Black and Brown communities — which have been hit hardest by the pandemic — are reluctant to take it. Standford also answered questions on the topic via Facebook Live.

The Patriot Homeware Changemaker is the William Penn Foundation. Board chair Janet Haas discusses the nonprofit’s recent effort to provide $4 million in COVID-19 relief grants to 37 arts and culture organizations in Philadelphia. The effort was a partnership between the William Penn and Andrew W. Mellon foundations. Together, they donated a total of $8 million.

Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on KYW Newsradio 103.9 FM and 1060 AM. It also airs Sundays at 5 a.m. on B101 FM and WPHT 1210 AM; at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5; and at 6:30 a.m. on 94.1 WIP.

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