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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:52 PM

Blacks/Hispanics die more of Covid, get vaccinated less

Not long after Florida began its rollout of the coronavirus vaccines, Black leaders and others began raising alarms that the first doses were finding their way into the arms of mostly white senior citizens who supported Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, while their hard-hit communities were left in the cold.

Now some numbers appear to support those suspicions.

Of the 34 states that shared vaccination data by race and ethnicity, Florida ranks near the bottom in the rate at which Black residents have been inoculated even as the community has suffered a disproportionate share of Covid-19 deaths, concluded Aubrey Jewett, a political science professor at the University of Central Florida.

Using the most recent data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Jewett noted that while Blacks make up about 15 percent of the state's population and account for 16 percent of the Covid-19 deaths, the community has received just 6 percent of the shots so far.


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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 09:30 PM

1. raise a hand

if your surprised.....................anyone?

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