The corona vaccination campaign in the United States has not yet been well received by black and Latin minorities. About 18 percent of the population is of Latin or Hispanic descent – but only 10.7 percent are vaccinated, Rochelle Walenski, president of the U.S. CDC Health Commission, explained in Washington on Monday.
Blacks and African Americans make up about 12 percent of the population – but so far only 8.4 percent have received at least one vaccine. “We have to do better,” Valensky said at a White House conference.
Members of minorities are by far the most affected by the epidemic in the United States. Nevertheless, studies show that blacks and Latinos are more skeptical about vaccines. The government is now trying to increase vaccine readiness in these population groups through several initiatives.
Three million people are vaccinated every day
According to the latest data from the U.S. Statistical Organization, the proportion of the population of minorities is slightly higher than what Valensky said. Thus 13.4 percent of the population in the United States are black or African American, and 18.5 percent are of Latin or Hispanic descent. About 60 percent of the 330 million people are white. With approximately 560,000 deaths, the United States has more corona deaths than any other country in the world.
At the same time, the vaccination campaign in the United States is currently progressing rapidly – on average, a good three million people are vaccinated every day. According to CDC data, more than 187 million vaccines have been dispensed across the country since mid-December. A good 45 percent of adults have received at least one vaccine, and 28 percent are fully vaccinated.
In the United States, in addition to vaccines from Moderna and Biotech / Pfizer, two doses are injected, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine revealing its full effect after a single dose. (SDA)
Released: April 12, 2021, 7:37 pm