Taking his irresponsible, ridiculous ramblings to a new level, career grifter Al Sharpton suggested this weekend that it will be up to black leaders to determine the validity of any new coronavirus vaccine and make sure that it isn’t some wild attempt on the part of the federal government to harm African-Americans.
“Now, you have many in elected office, and many of us that are not that have public platforms, have the dual problem of, one, making sure that if a vaccine does come about, that it is distributed in areas that have — desert areas when it comes to health services,” Sharpton said.
“And,” he continued, “convincing a lot of people in the community, once we’re convinced ourselves, that the vaccine is fine to take or that it is not something that we’ve experienced in our own history in the black community like the Tuskegee experiment. So on one hand, we got to know that this is real, and that it is something that is something we could endorse for people to take, and then we have to make sure it’s available, which gives you a double problem that many mayors will not have to face in this country.”
In referencing the Tuskegee Experiment, Sharpton hearkens back to an admittedly dark period in U.S. public health history where the government intentionally left black men untreated for syphilis while telling them they were receiving medication. This experiment has been rightly condemned as a violation of human rights, but it is a bridge beyond for Sharpton to suggest that the coronavirus vaccine could be used for similar purposes.
Nonetheless, his MSNBC guest, Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham, was all too happy to co-sign this ludicrous suggestion.
“This is a problem I’m ready to take on because it’s going to require leadership. You’re right, reverend. The city of Birmingham is not too far from Tuskegee. And 2020 is not too far from the history of the Tuskegee experiment, where we know when you speed up the process, there’s mistrust, there’s no trust, there’s distrust,” he concurred.
And that distrust is being sown every day by Democrats and racial shysters like Al Sharpton, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and others who feel it’s more important to take digs at Trump than to put a deadly pandemic behind us.