Day -497- My Daily Thoughts Haibun Journey — Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.
On the one-year anniversary of the first know death from Covid 19 we surpass 450,000 deaths. That brings us to todays notable woman of color, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett. She may not view herself as among the great women of history, but in their time I don’t think many of the women we now honor felt this way either. Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett has been a lead researcher in the search for a Covid 19 vaccination.
Corbett’s knowledge of science is enhanced by her understanding of socio-cultural issues have helped make Kizzmekia an influential person in the scientific. With the mortality rate of African American’s higher than other ethnicities, it is detrimental that African Americans have a high rate of skepticism. Maybe if Black people see the face of those working on the vaccines, that resemble their own they may put their faith in the vaccine and faith in the scientists working behind the scenes.