Instagram banned John F. Kennedy, Jr. weeks before I saw a March screening of Medical Racism: The New Apartheid. I was familiar with his vaccine message from his past public outreach efforts with Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam. It turns out the student minister, too, is a co-producer.
I do like the documentary. It's well-sourced with testimonials from doctors, medical researchers, and advocates among multiple populations of the Diaspora in the U.S. and in Kenya. Further, I learned about one connection between the severity of COVID symptoms and a vitamin deficiency in patients of African descent that I had not in daily print media. And the testimonial by the woman from Compton concerning an unrelated vaccine?
Talk about painting a picture.
Kennedy's caution makes sense on account of his family's connection to a notorious medical experiment on the one hand, and a population whose members might include the product of "vaccine injury" on the other.
Despite the emphasis on vaccinations and immunizations, I consider Medical Racism a tutorial or training for caregivers to exercise judgment (both benefits and risks) for their children; the children in their care; and the overall community of youngsters with whom their children will interact.
A review of Medical Racism: The New Apartheid (CHD Films).
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