So! After almost 2 years, we have a pending vaccine for ages 5-11. I am elated for this, Torches! I won’t lie about this. Yay, Pfizer! But there’s a fly in this ointment.
The vaccine with the highest efficacy is actually Moderna (better than 90%), not Pfizer (about 80%). What I found out this week is that there were Black female scientists were over–that was not FDA approved first–was Moderna. I won’t lie to you, Torches—one of the reasons that I got vaccinated was because there were Black women that were over this vaccine research. I am HERE for Black women in STEM and STEAM.
I will say it again: ENCOURAGE BLACK GIRLS AND WOMEN TO GO INTO STEM AND STEAM.
Black women continue to be proven to be the smartest in the room–but the world still haven’t caught up with that.
Stay magic anyway.