Illinois’ record 6,943 daily coronavirus caseload on Friday pushed the year’s total past 400,000. It’s the fourth day in a week that new infections topped 6,000 — a number that far exceeds anything seen in the state’s previous peak in May.
Black participants brought up systemic racism for their hesitancy and cited the 1932 government-backed Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which Black men were told they were getting free medical care but instead were denied therapy for their syphilis for decades.
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