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Racial disparity seen in US vaccination drive

Racial disparity seen in US vaccination drive

An analysis by the Associated Press has revealed that Black Americans are lagging behind whites when it comes to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. An early look at the 17 states and two cities that have released racial breakdowns through Jan. 25 found that Black people in all places are getting inoculated at levels below their share of the general population.

Chris
Chris
IvoryDove
IvoryDove 4 weeks

If we keep looking at outcomes, we'll always find disparity. There's a huge disparity in the makeup of the NBA but nobody seems to mind. It's wrong to treat people differently, but lacking proof of an intentional bias, it's likely the outcome is driven by another factor.

Glen
Glen 4 weeks

What a sickness racism has become, its being used as a weapon everytime you turn around. Just the word alone has created a larger divide in our country. If you disagree your racist, if you agree your racist. Until people of all races quit using the word, racism will continue to be allowed to exist.

Yoda
Yoda 4 weeks

Well, that does tend to happen when black populations have historically been used to test faulty vaccines on. Everyone should choose if they want to get it and if they want to wait and see, or get it later that should be acceptible too.

Cory
Cory 4 weeks

Hmm, maybe less blacks are getting vaccinated because there are less blacks than whites in general? Hence the term "minority"?

Seekster
Seekster 4 weeks

The race baiting industry strikes again. Any statistical disparity is automatically chalked up to racism.

Hollowhammer
Hollowhammer 4 weeks

They can gladly take this white man's shot and give it to a black person. I'm not going to be the guinea pig for a new vaccine. See it is possible to heal the racial divide folks.

Tish Tosh
Tish Tosh 4 weeks

no shit, we knew that would happen. Blacks have a lower average age, and don't go into the essential job fields at the same rates as other races. I bet Asians are getting vaccinated at a higher rate than whites. Maybe don't obsess over race for once and just do the thing and get it done.

John W
John W 4 weeks

We can't seem to get the word out about something as vitamin D for people with darker skin. Why would vaccine distribution by any different? People need to take responsibility, i'm sure they are not asking in many cases. An estimated 40% of American adults may be vitamin D deficient. For African-Americans, that number may be nearly double at 76% according to a new study by The Cooper Institute. Previous studies have shown that African-American adults have higher rates of vitamin D deficiency and obesity, as well as lower levels of cardiorespiratory fitness when compared with other groups. Across the board, African-American adults are generally at greater risk for a number of chronic and potentially life-shortening conditions such as hypertension, stroke, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and all-cause mortality, some of which is associated with vitamin D deficiency. Earlier studies by The Cooper Institute show a strong relationship between fitness, body weight status, and vitamin D levels in Caucasian adults. To help generalize these findings to other groups, the research team examined these relationships in a group of 468 generally healthy African-American adults (average age 47) who were participants in the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS). All subjects underwent a maximal treadmill exercise test to measure their fitness level and placed into low, moderate or high categories based on their age and sex. Their body weight status was also measured via body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and body fat percentage. For BMI, the participants were categorized as normal weight, overweight or obese. For waist circumference and body fat, they were categorized as normal or obese. Additionally, a fasting blood sample determined vitamin D levels https://www.cooperinstitute.org/2019/09/24/african-americans-at-greatest-risk-of-vitamin-d-deficiency

Nunya
Nunya 4 weeks

That's because black people are smart enough not to be guniea pigs for an untested vaccine. They've been used as guniea pigs in the past.

Richard
Richard 4 weeks

Repeat after me “Correlation does not imply causation”

michael
michael 4 weeks

There's general distrust of vaccines among blacks already. In the wake of police violence against peaceful protesters calling for an end to police violence, you can understand their hesitancy to take something from a government that seems very interested in suppressing them.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 4 weeks

BECAUSE THAT IS THE REASON.... totally... its not the 65+ who are especially affected... no its spreading because black people... stupid just stupid

truth seeker
truth seeker 4 weeks

Why would they line up for a vaccine that Gates is involved in, we all know what he has done to their children in Africa. Which is horrible. Why would any one want the vaccine anyway? 99.7% survival rate I mean really. Maybe they are smarter then the rest.

Star
Star 4 weeks

Yah the Democrats dropped the black lives matter as soon as the election was over dropped it like a hot potatoe it was just a smoke screen I am white but I feel they used blacks and that's not fair let them have the vaccine they deserve after being used

OUTRAW mf
OUTRAW mf 4 weeks

STFU The shots are voluntary . If black people aren't taking that opportunity it's on them

ken taro
ken taro 4 weeks

blacks ppl have a history with vaccines

IIzard
IIzard 4 weeks

Vaccines are rácïst

Duncan
Duncan 4 weeks

Jesus Christ. This is just full blown propaganda.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 4 weeks

The only race people should recognize is the human race.

Luddite
Luddite 4 weeks

black man is more than welcome to my shot

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