COVID 19: Why are Black Americans lagging in vaccination rates? | USA TODAY

by 24USATVJuly 22, 2021, 4 a.m. 19

Less than a quarter of Black Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to CDC data from mid-July. RELATED: Health experts said the life expectancy data is further proof of the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color. Black Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19 at 2.9 times the rate of white Americans and die at two times the rate, according to CDC data. Latinos are hospitalized at 2.8 times the rate and die at 2.3 times the rate of white Americans. Native Americans are hospitalized at 3.3 times the rate and die at 2.4 times the rate. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR. #COVID #Vaccine #BlackCommunity


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