Vaccine rollout barrels on with health disparity in backseat
December 3, 2020 10:33AM AKST
By CARLA K. JOHNSON and NICKY FORSTER Associated Press
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the right people could change the course of the pandemic in the United States. But who are the right people? As the decision looms for President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration, a new analysis argues for targeting the first vaccines to the same low-income Black, Hispanic and Native American households that have disproportionately suffered from the coronavirus. But no one has committed to the idea. It would be a significant shift from the current population-based method adopted by Operation Warp Speed.