The Black Doctors COVID-19 Alliance will receive the Philadelphia Magis Award of the Year
This Black Doctors COVID-19 Coalition He will receive the annual Philadelphia Magis Award on July 4 this year in recognition of his work in advocating and vaccinating black people in the city.
Mayor Jim Kenney stated that a consortium was chosen for this prize — Granted to individuals or organizations that work for the “general interest” in the community — because it advocates work in black and brown communities Disproportionately affected by the epidemic.
Studies have shown that during the entire pandemic, ethnic minorities have a higher rate of infection and death from COVID-19 than whites.
The COVID-19 Alliance of Black Doctors, led by Dr. Ala Stanford, launched a mobile COVID-19 testing unit and vaccination campaign in the city to meet the needs of the community and attract national attention.
By mid-March, the alliance had vaccinated more than 25,000 people, and 82% of them were reported to be people of color — Of these, 75% were black residents—and 25% of the city’s black residents were vaccinated during the same period.
“Dr. Stanford is very proud. She is from Philadelphia, and the work she has done in the past 16 months reflects her love for this city,” said Alliance Chief Operating Officer Kamau Stanford in an interview with PhillyVoice. “This award is special . Be recognized by the city you love—it can’t be better.”
The organization will receive the award during the Freedom Celebration in Independence Hall.Philadelphia POPS, R&B artist Saleka and Voice winner Cam Anthony.Marley Dias can read It is also an abbreviated part of the Declaration of Independence.
“On Independence Day, I am honored to present the sixth annual Philadelphia Magis Award to the Black Doctors COVID-19 Coalition to recognize and meet the critical needs of helping residents who need it most,” Kenny said in a statement.
Kamau Stanford said that after the ceremony, Dr. Stanford will join President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to watch the July 4th fireworks display on the South Lawn of the White House.
“July 4th is a very special moment for African Americans. Historically, it was an independent day, but as June 1st passes this year, I think it makes this July 4th Become more special,” Kamao said.
“[The fact that Dr. Stanford] Recognized for taking care of the people—especially minorities, who had no freedom on July 4th… It’s just that this path is very special. “
The ceremony to celebrate the freedom will be broadcast on NBC10 and TeleXitos or nbcphiladelphia.com at 6pm, followed by a live broadcast of the Wawa Welcome America evening concert at the Mann Performing Arts Center at 7pm.