Black couple who refused vaccine because of notorious US government program die of COVID-19

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thehill.com - (Image/Twitter) A Black unvaccinated couple who decided not to get the vaccine over concerns about the government’s Tuskegee study have died from COVID-19. Martin and Trina Daniel, 53 and 49 respectively, died on July 6. They were married for 22 years and have two teenage children, WSBTV, Atlanta's ABC affiliate, reported.The couple’s decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine was reportedly influenced by the government’s syphilis experiments on Black men in the 1930s, which were conducted in Alabama and where Martin graduated college, according to the outlet. Alabama also has the lowest percentage of fully vaccinated people. Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana also have less than 36 percent of their residents are fully vaccinated.

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