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Black Americans Are Bearing the Brunt of the Pandemic. Here's How To Make the Vaccine Rollout More Equitable.

Bhaskar Chakravorti writes about technology's role in racial inequity and access to the COVID-19 vaccine, via a piece for CNN Opinion.

Covid-19 has disproportionately devastated the Black community. Black Americans are dying from the coronavirus at nearly twice the rate of White Americans -- and have been hospitalized nearly three times as often, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Black Americans, who make up a disproportionate share of essential workers, are also shouldering greater socioeconomic burdens during the pandemic. You would think that one way to bring back a measure of racial justice would be to work vigorously to eliminate this disparity when it comes to who can get the vaccine. 

Think again.

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