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Descendants of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Survivors Say It Was Nothing Like the Covid-19 Vaccine

They want to set the record straight on their fathers’ legacies and the ahistorical information

A vintage photo of Lillie Head with her father on her wedding day. She is wearing her wedding dress.
Lillie Head with her father Freddie Lee Tyson. Photos courtesy of Lillie.

Though two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for distribution, it’s been a touchy subject — and a fertile ground for conspiracy theories — about…

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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.

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