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Many Black Americans are Skeptical of COVID Vaccine, Polls Show

The Dallas Democrat, a practicing nurse before entering politics, predicted that when people 'get information from people they trust, they will feel confident about it'

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Dallas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson is a history-making Black woman, the first to lead the House science committee. The 15-term lawmaker is a trailblazer in another way, too, having been the first registered nurse ever elected to Congress.

She has an unequivocal message to anyone who might be skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine now being distributed in the U.S.

“Consult with people who have the credentials to answer the questions — not emotional questions, not political questions, but medical questions,” the Democrat told The Dallas Morning News. “When they get information from people they trust, they will feel confident about it.”

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