HotAir hotair.com 19 Jul, 2021 18:45 am

Blacks and Hispanics still least likely to be vaccinated – HotAir

Blacks and Hispanics still least likely to be vaccinated – HotAir
Hesitancy remains, but not with Asians for some reason

Vaccination rates are continuing to slow in the United States and there’s simply no denying that reality.You’ve probably been told that “white Republican males” are the chief drivers of low vaccination rates, and they certainly show up in the mix.In particular, Black and Hispanic people have had persistently lower rates of vaccination compared to their White counterparts across most states.These lower vaccination rates leave Black and Hispanic people at increased risk for infection, illness, and death, particularly as new variants, like the Delta variant, spread.

Reaching high vaccination rates across individuals and communities will be key for achieving broad protection through a vaccine, mitigating the disproportionate impacts of the virus for people of color, and preventing widening racial health disparities going forward.The Delta variant has much of the country highly concerned and worried that we might be backsliding.

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