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Oakland Residents Receive Free Flu Shots At Local Church

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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is a Black woman from Orange County and is on the frontlines for helping with research for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I want to make it clear that the work that we have been doing for so long I personally stand by it-essentially with all of my being,” said Corbett.

“I also understand that there are issues of lack of trustworthiness. I say it in that way because I understand the onus of gaining the public’s trust lies in the hands of people like me,” said Corbett. “From the vaccine development standpoint and in the institutions where I am employed to earn trust that has been stripped from people over the course of centuries.”

As a student,she was selected to participate in Project SEED, a program for gifted minority students that allowed her to study chemistry in labs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and eventually landed a full ride to the University of Maryland Baltimore County, according to The Washington Post.




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