Black Americans have suffered one of the highest death rates from covid-19, with 1 out of 735 Black Americans dying from the disease, according to the latest data. For White Americans, that figure is 1 in 1,030. Yet White Americans are being vaccinated at rates of up to three times higher than Black Americans, as early data from the 23 states that are reporting racial and ethnic data on vaccinations show.
White Americans are being vaccinated at higher rates than Black Americans. Such inequity cannot stand.
February 2, 2021