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Some states have designed strategies to give vaccine priority to people of color, who have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In California, one program gives out vaccine access codes that allow people to make appointments on the state’s scheduling website. …

Marking a grim milestone in the pandemic

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The first thing I do every day is update the data on new cases, deaths, and vaccinations at the top of the Coronavirus Blog. Updating the death count has felt especially harrowing lately. On Monday morning, I typed: “So far over 498,900 Americans have died from Covid-19.” …

An urgent reminder that baselessly racializing the virus has dire consequences

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The recent spate of violent anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States finally caught the attention of the media this week. Earlier this month in San Francisco, an elderly Thai-American man was killed. A 61-year-old Filipino-American man in New York was slashed across the face while waiting for the subway…

Asthma affects Black and Brown people at higher rates but isn’t considered an eligible condition for early vaccination

Though Covid-19 affects the respiratory system, asthma is not on the list of eligible conditions for priority vaccination in many states. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with asthma “might be at an increased risk” for severe Covid-19 but not certain risk. The research reflects this…

Texas vaccine policy illustrates racism and health inequity, one doctor writes

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One obvious vaccine distribution policy is to prioritize Covid-19 vaccinations in the communities where the virus is most prevalent. In a completely logical approach, Dallas County Health officials shifted their vaccine strategy to focus on the hardest-hit areas. …

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