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Athens News Matters: Black Athenians and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Research shows that Black Americans are more likely to contract coronavirus than their white counterparts, yet surveys show they are also less likely to get a vaccination when one becomes available. We spoke to local Black community leaders about why there is this distrust within the Black community, and how they are trying to change it.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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