Pulling the Thread

Prudent Paranoia

Season 01  Episode 3

African Americans are more suspicious of doctors than the rest of the country and 50% believe conspiracy theories about HIV. They’ve got good reasons to be suspicious, including decades of institutionalized racism in American healthcare. How do we draw the line between being prudent and being paranoid?

READ ON: What are the Five Reasons Why Conspiracy Theories Thrive in Medicine and Health? WGBH's Jackie Bruleigh talks to PULLING THE THREAD filmmaker Kristin Pichaske, and explores the roots of medical conspiracy thought in the Black community that has led to healthcare challenges today.