February 3 After the U.S. government opened up vaccination against people over 65 years of the coronavirus, a clinic found that a large number of white and rich groups flooded into the poor communities where people of color are located, occupying vaccination reservations in poor areas.
According to the World Journal and South Florida Sun Sentinel, George Jones, the owner of a non-profit clinic, found that white people were constantly flooding into poor communities to get vaccines allocated to African-American people during the process of vaccination.
A similar situation occurs in states and counties where vaccinations have been expanded.
Poor communities where people of color are plagued by the pandemic, but many city health officials are at a loss for the rich rushing to book a vaccination in poor areas. “Suddenly, our clinic was full of white people, and we used to mostly serve African Americans,” Jones said.
Early vaccination data are not complete, but they can show a “gulf”.
In the first few weeks of the vaccine, 12% of Philadelphia’s population vaccinated were black, compared with 44 percent of the city’s black population.
In Miami-Dade County, blacks make up nearly 17% of the region’s population, and the percentage of blacks who have died from COVID-19 is more than 60% higher than whites, but only 7 percent of blacks have been vaccinated.
In addition, data released last week in New York City showed that whites accounted for nearly half of the vaccine doses provided by the city, while black and Latino residents were significantly undervaccinated based on the proportion of the population.