This Week in South Florida: Dr. Cheryl Holder

More than 48,000 people, our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family members, have died in the state. Many of them are people who neglected to get the vaccine, or chose not to, or were hesitant for one reason or another.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – COVID-19 has taken a terrible toll on Florida.

More than 48,000 people, our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family members, have died in the state. Many of them are people who neglected to get the vaccine, or chose not to, or were hesitant for one reason or another.

Many of those who are hesitant are Black.

Black Floridians account for a disproportionate number of deaths from COVID-19.

Dr. Cheryl Holder, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Community Initiatives at FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She is also with Keeping the Faith, and she joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Christina Vazquez. Their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Christina returned to Local 10 in 2019 as a reporter after covering Hurricane Dorian for the station. She is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist and previously earned an Emmy Award while at WPLG for her investigative consumer protection segment "Call Christina."