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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton urge black Britons to get vaccinated – Deadline

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and David Harewood are among a group of influential actors who signed an open letter from Sir Lenny Henry urging black Britons to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The letter, supported by the National Health Service, is accompanied by a short film by BAFTA winner Amma Asante, who megaphone the letter’s message. The film will air on Sky, BT Sport, ViacomCBS, Discovery and A&E tonight.

Following a Bureau of National Statistics study showing that only 49% of black adults in Britain are likely to have the vaccine, Henry’s letter says, “You have legitimate concerns and concerns, we hear that. We know that changes must occur and that it is difficult to trust certain institutions and authorities. But we ask that you trust the vaccine facts from our own professors, doctors and scientists involved in vaccine development. “

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He adds, “Don’t let black people continue to be disproportionately affected by this terrible disease. Many in our community say they do not want to be vaccinated, much more than other groups. But the point is, we have been disproportionately affected by the virus, many of our loved ones have died. Don’t let the coronavirus cost black people even more lives.

Other signatories include Naomi Ackie, Adrian Lester, Adjoa Andoh and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. You can read the full letter below:

Dear moms, dads, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, daughters, sons and cousins,

We love you!

We know we don’t say it often enough and sometimes we have our disagreements, like all families, but wherever you are we love you from the bottom of our hearts and we know you love us.

And we want to see you again. COVID-19 has kept us apart for too long. We want to hug you, we want to celebrate with you, we want to go out to dinner with you, we want to worship with you, we want to go watch football and cricket with you, we want to beat you at video games – in the same room so that we can see the look on your face when we do it.

But to do all of this, we all need to take the COVID-19 blow. It’s all of us together.

Things will slowly return to normal. Well, what people call the new normal. The reality is that the new standard may mean needing a vaccine to do many of the things we now take for granted.

Because we love you – we want you to be safe and we don’t want you to be left out or left behind. As other communities rush to get vaccinated and millions of people have already been vaccinated, some black people in our community are more cautious.

You have legitimate concerns and concerns, we hear that. We know that changes must occur and that it is difficult to trust certain institutions and authorities.

But we ask you to trust the vaccine facts from our own teachers, doctors, scientists involved in vaccine development, general practitioners, not just in the UK but around the world including the Caribbean and Africa. . Many of them are our parents, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people of this country from this pandemic.

And the thousands of people who have volunteered to participate in vaccine trials so we know it’s safe and works for people of all ethnicities.

Don’t let their sacrifice be in vain. Don’t let your understandable fears be what is holding you back. Don’t let your concerns be what exacerbates racial inequalities in our society. Do not let black people continue to be disproportionately affected by this terrible disease. Many in our community say they do not want to be vaccinated, much more than other groups. But the point is, we have been disproportionately affected by the virus, many of our loved ones have died. Don’t let the coronavirus cost black people even more lives.

We love you. We don’t want you to get sick. We don’t want you to die.

We know you love us too, so listen to us and when your turn comes, take the plunge.

And once you do, tell cousin Mo to do the same (is he really my cousin?)

Let’s do this together.

Thank you.

Lenny

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