Dr. Anthony Fauci has been a regular presence on television, in Congress, and everywhere in between throughout the pandemic. On Friday, he sat down for a different kind of interview, fielding questions from none other than former Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch.
The goal of the conversation on both sides was to provide answers to the many questions Americans have had regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
As Lynch pointed out at the start of the interview, there’s a sordid history of medical experimentation on the Black community in the United States, leading to concerns regarding the COVID vaccine and its relative safety.
“When it comes to vaccinations or the government giving back to communities of people who look like me, we don’t seem to be on the well-received end of those situations,” he noted. “Any time we’ve been told we were going to be in a position to have something put in our community to help, it seems to turn out very bad for us.”