AF-Detroit: Should Detroiters get the COVID-19 Vaccine? (Virtual) - America's Future

AF-Detroit: Should Detroiters get the COVID-19 Vaccine? (Virtual)

January 26, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sixty-one percent of Detroit residents say they are unlikely to take a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to a recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Detroit Area Neighborhood Study.

Black residents are six times as likely as white residents to say they won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, and women are nearly twice as likely as men to say they won’t get the vaccine, although higher levels of income and education increase the chances a resident will get the vaccine when available

Join AF-Detroit on Tuesday, January 26th for a virtual balanced discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine, whether Detroiters should get the vaccine, and the reliability of the testing and results. We are excited to host speakers representing both sides of the issue.

This event will take place on Zoom. Please register below to receive the access link.

Read about the speakers below:

Bobby Hesley – Columnist, American Thinker (Invited)

Bobby is a dynamic speaker, writer, Catholic Evangelist, political commentator and activist. Bobby has also spoken at various churches throughout the greater Detroit, Florida, and Missouri areas on various topics and issues that are facing today’s Americans. Bobby has also written numerous articles on issues that affect the black community. He’s made numerous appearances on various radio shows, podcasts and speaker panels. He’s written numerous articles for the American Thinker online journal. Bobby is known for boldly tackling the the issues with his no-nonsense approach. He is host of his own podcast and YouTube program call “The Bobby Hesley Show.

Dr. Anil Kumar – WSU Governors Board, Practicing Urologist (Invited)

Dr. Anil Kumar has been a practicing urologist in the Metro Detroit area for the past 30 years. He received his B.S. Degree, Bachelor of Medicine, and Master of Surgery education from the University of Bombay. Dr. Kumar was appointed as a research fellow at Wayne State University in the Department of Urology. After completing his residency in Urology and a fellowship in transplant surgery, he started private practice in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Dr. Kumar has been a member of the board of the Oakland County Medical Society, member of the Michigan State Medical Society. He is the owner and CEO of the Kumar Surgery Center. He has been Chief of Staff at the North Oakland Medical Center, Chief of Surgery at Crittenton Hospital and is currently Chief of Staff at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.

Dr. Salvatore Giorgianni, PharmD, CMHE (Invited)

Dr. Giorgianni has practiced pharmacy for over 40 years. He received both his Bachelors of Science and Doctoral Degrees from Columbia University, in New York City and completed Residency in Clinical Pharmacy Practice. He is a recognized expert in men’s health and is Chair-Emeritus of the American Public Health Association Men’s Helth and Science Advisor to the Men’s Health Network. He is a licensed pharmacist in both Florida and New York and a licensed Consultant Pharmacist in Florida. He provides supervision of all aspects of apothecary practices and provides Personalized Medication Therapy Consultations.

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Brandon Brice serves as Detroit Chapter Leader for America’s Future. Brandon has worked on Capitol Hill in the Office of former U.S. Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. Brandon later was appointed as Director of Education Affairs in the Office of former New Jersey Governor, Hon. Chris J. Christie. Brandon serves as Board President for Advantage Health of Detroit and is a member of the American Enterprise Institute, Leadership Detroit and the Michigan Political Leadership Program.