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Analysis: White people receiving coronavirus vaccine at higher rates than Black, Latino Americans

Analysis: White people receiving coronavirus vaccine at higher rates than Black, Latino Americans
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White Americans are receiving the coronavirus vaccine at a higher rate than Black and Latino populations, a new analysis has found, underscoring how minority communities continue to be disproportionately hit by the ongoing pandemic.

According to a new analysis from CNN that reviewed racial health data from 14 states, more than 4 percent of white people have been administered the vaccine, compared to just 1.9 percent of Black Americans and 1.8 percent of Hispanic Americans.

CNN reports that in some states, the number of white people who have received vaccines is greater than the number who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while the opposite could be said of Black and Latino populations.

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In Pennsylvania, just 3 percent of Black residents have received vaccines, despite African Americans accounting for 13 percent of deaths linked to the disease these. The white population of Pennsylvania was found to have received vaccines at roughly quadruple the rate of their Black counterparts. 

The analysis comes months after reporting from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed Black, Latino, Hispanic and Native American people were being hospitalized with COVID-19 at nearly four times the rate of non-Hispanic white people. 

According to the COVID Racial Data Tracker, Black people in the U.S. are also dying from the illness at 1.5 times the rate of white people.