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Vaccinating Black Americans is essential. Key states aren’t doing the work to combat hesitancy

By: - January 6, 2021

By Caroline Chen, Ryan Gabrielson and Topher Sanders of ProPublica Though African Americans are being hospitalized for COVID-19 at more than triple the rate of white Americans, wariness of the new vaccine is higher in the Black population than in most communities. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted communities of color as a “critical population” to vaccinate. […]