- Nov 18, 2019
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COVID has disproportionally affected minorities. I know for sure that black individuals seem to have more severe cases than caucasian. I am in no way signing up to decide who gets the vaccine and when, that sounds like a miserable job, but I'm just saying, black and brown people are higher risk than others, all things being equal.There is a movement in progressive circles to move "people of color" to the front of the line when the vaccine becomes available. In other words, after the highest at-risk groups, blacks and browns should be prioritized.
[The social vulnerability index] consists of many different factors, from socioeconomic status of an area, housing, also using race and ethnicity,” Blackstock said. “It essentially is an index to determine how vulnerable a community is. It can be used in this pandemic, but it’s also used for different issues around food insecurity, housing insecurity.
Two highly effective coronavirus vaccines are now on the horizon, but the next challenge for federal, state and local leaders will be distributing a vaccine equitably so that communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic can have access.www.yahoo.com