The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States continues to spread, and people of African descent in the United States have also been seriously affected.
However, according to U.S. media reports, an analysis shows that the proportion of African-Americans vaccinated against the novel coronavirus is significantly lower than that of white Americans, and Africans are significantly underrepresented among the vaccinated population.
According to NBC, a recent analysis in the United States shows that so far, about 3% of Americans have been vaccinated against at least the first coronavirus.
Relevant data from 16 states show that the vaccination rate of white residents is significantly higher than that of African-American residents, and the vaccination rate of white people in many states is African-American. Two to three times.
In Pennsylvania, as of the 14th, 1.2% of white people in the state had been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, but only 0.3% of African Americans were vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
According to the report, many of the first round of coronavirus vaccinations in the United States are medical staff, hospital restaurant staff and hospital cleaners, including a considerable number of African-Americans.
But so far, in each state, people of African descent are significantly underrepresented among the vaccinated population.The report noted that many of the issues stemming from systemic racial discrimination were the main cause of this situation, and quoted George Benjamin, president of the American Public Health Association, as saying that “people can see some groups of African descent, but they can’t hear their needs and no one care.”