Her great-grandfather was in Tuskegee Study, but she's getting vaccine
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ATLANTA — Peggy Fitzpatrick Tatum recently spent two weeks trying to book an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine before eventually landing a date. Tatum's decision to get the vaccine may raise some eyebrows. The 65-year-old retired federal employee is the great-granddaughter of one of hundreds of Black men in Macon County, Alabama, who were part of a controversial U.S. Public Health Service study on syphilis, commonly known as the Tuskegee Study or Tuskegee Experiment, which began in 1932 and lasted 40 years. Blacks and Latinos have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in te...