A Look At The Racial Inequities in the Vaccine Rollout
As Dana G Smith writes in Momentum, data shows that in almost every state with reported vaccination rates broken down by race, Black Americans have received significantly fewer doses than White Americans. Dana writes:
There are several explanations for these disparities, none of them excusable. Health care workers were the first group to receive the vaccine, and while there are a higher number of White health care workers at the top of the ladder (because Black Americans have historically been held back from reaching the highest rungs), the overall racial breakdown of health care workers maps almost exactly to that of the U.S. population: 60% White and 40% people of color.
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