A collective of Black STEM professionals curating and disseminating credible information on COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 Information Dissemination Collaboration
The Black CIDC is a collective effort including Black and STEM professionals, communities, and organizations.
The Black CIDC recognizes the impacts of ongoing systemic racism on Black and other marginalized communities in our everyday lives and, particularly, in our relationships with scientific and health care enterprises. We also recognize the brilliance and science-mindedness of Black folk.
The Black CIDC uses its collective expertise to curate and disseminate credible information on COVID-19 vaccines. As our team grows, so will our website and dissemination strategies. To start, we have curated a few resources to help with discussions this holiday season and as we are watching coverage of vaccine roll-outs across the country.
Dr. Asher Williams created this TikTok video on mRNA vaccines. We find this helpful because mRNA vaccines are a new technology, and Dr. Williams does a great job speaking to concerns. Captioning available on video.
Dr. Michael Johnson started a contact list of Black scientists who are willing to talk to people who share their same faith. Information on religion, denomination, and home church/mosque/synagogue is available along with contact information.
Dr. Kishana Taylor adds perspective to the speed of vaccine development. Transcript available under video.
Who are some of the Black experts we follow on social media for information on vaccines?
@KizzyPhD on Twitter and Instagram @JamesEKHildreth on Twitter @uche_blackstock on Twitter & @uche_blackstockmd on Instagram @DrOniBee on Twitter @DrNunezSmith on Twitter @KYT_ThatsME on Twitter @Cleavon_MD on Twitter