If vaccines aren’t cures, and I can still catch and spread COVID, why bother?

Project specs




Gail Brooks



Funding agency

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)




People often cite breakthrough infections or booster shots as reasons why the COVID vaccine doesn’t work. But that’s simply not the case. Let’s talk about how the immune system works, and how vaccines act as an extra layer of protection for our immune system to fight viruses like COVID-19, and significantly reduce our chances of severe illness and death.

Researcher Profile

The BLK+Cross is a multi-sector consultancy and change agent ecosystem. Our framework marries technology with culture, data, communication, and community-building, to close the equity gap in organizations, communities, and society as a whole. Its Alive & In Color platform is a Covid-19 community outreach initiative launched in partnership with Fulton County and Fulton County Board of Health, focused on engaging trusted community stakeholders and advocates to meet at-risk communities of color where they are.

GHC3 is a division of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI). The Center for Global Health Innovation is an Atlanta based 501(c)3 organization that was launched in 2019 to bring together diverse Global Health, Health Technology and Life Sciences entities to collaborate, innovate and activate solutions to enhance human health outcomes around the world.

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