2021-02-02 13:56:26

Latinx Covid Deaths Soar 1,000% in Los Angeles as Communities of Color Lag Behind in Vaccine Rollout

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Black and Latinx people in the United States have died at higher rates, and new data shows that they are getting vaccinated at much lower rates than white people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 60% of those vaccinated were white, while just 11.5% were Latinx, 6% were Asian and just over 5% were Black. The CDC data is based on details gathered during the first month of the U.S. vaccination campaign that saw nearly 13 million Americans get a shot, though race and ethnicity was only known for about half of the recipients.

Black and Latinx people continue to face a disproportionate risk for COVID-19 in their jobs as essential workers, and are more likely to have pre-existing conditions.

“What we're seeing illustrated is about 150 years of medical neglect,” says Dr. David Hayes Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA School of Medicine. "These disparities didn't suddenly appear nine months ago at the beginning of the pandemic. These disparities have been built in, decision by decision."

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