Narrative associating immunization programs with structural racism resurfaces

A video of a Canadian YouTuber is spreading on YouTube, TikTok, and other platforms, comparing COVID-19 vaccine mandates to Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws refer to laws that legalized racial segregation in the U.S. The YouTuber argues that because previous surveys have found that Black people were least likely to say they would receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, businesses and organizations that enforce vaccine mandates will effectively be refusing to serve Black individuals. The YouTuber in question has previously argued Black individuals should not trust the medical community, claiming health experts promote pharmaceuticals rather than addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and supplements.

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