At subject are a rich neighborhood within the Florida Keys, a senior heart within the Gulf Coast neighborhood of Pinellas Park and vaccines meant for Black residents that as a substitute went to white residents in Palm Seashore County. Different information is from Maryland and Minnesota.
Tampa Bay Times:
Wealthy Florida Keys Enclave Received Vaccines In January Before Much Of The State
As Florida’s eldest residents struggled to enroll to obtain their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, almost all these ages 65 years and older in a rich gated enclave within the Florida Keys had been vaccinated by mid-January, in response to an emailed publication obtained by the Miami Herald. (Klas and Goodhue, 3/3)
Shots For Rural Black Communities Going To Wealthy White Floridians
The winds blew southwest the day of Pahokee’s Covid-19 vaccination drive, which meant the sugarcane fields have been ablaze. Growers are banned from burning extra leaves when there’s an eastward breeze, to maintain fumes away from the gated communities of Florida’s Gold Coast 40 miles away. Pahokee is in the identical county however, with a median private earnings of $13,674, its residents dwell in a distinct world. (Goldhill, 3/4)
Tampa Bay Times:
DeSantis Dropped Off 3,000 Vaccines To A Pinellas Senior Community. But Was The Distribution Fair?
Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press convention on Feb. 18 on the Mainlands of Tamarac by the Gulf, asserting the arrival of three,000 vaccines for the Pinellas Park senior neighborhood. However the course of that adopted after the cameras have been turned off was chaotic and questioned by some. (LeFever and Contorno, 3/3)
In different information about who’s getting the covid shot —
The Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore, Prince George’s Leaders Push For More Equitable COVID Vaccine Plan: ‘We Can Reverse The Course’
The leaders of Maryland’s two largest majority-Black jurisdictions on Wednesday urged the state to do a greater job distributing vaccines in an equitable manner. “Regardless of statements in any other case, the residents of Baltimore Metropolis are each entitled to — and deserve — the vaccines,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott mentioned. “Nonetheless our residents should not have equitable entry to vaccine doses and the state is just not offering an equitable share throughout jurisdictions.” (Wooden, 3/3)
The Baltimore Sun:
Who’s Getting COVID Vaccine Doses In Maryland? Here’s What The Data Shows About Racial And Geographical Gaps.
With the enlargement of the state’s mass vaccination websites and the emergency authorization of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine late final week, Maryland is making ready to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts over the subsequent few weeks. However even because it does, the state is reckoning with inequities within the rollout of the vaccine up to now, with white Marylanders receiving almost 4 occasions as many doses of vaccines as Black residents. (Kamidi, 3/3)
Retired Minnesota Couple On TikTok Encourages Others To Get A Vaccine, Wear A Mask
One retired couple helps stop the unfold of COVID-19 by going viral. Joel and Concord Kaplan, from Edina, Minnesota, have been taking to TikTok to share video messages in regards to the pandemic. Singing collectively, they encourage everybody to put on masks, to scrub their arms and to get a vaccine. The lyrical duo has been married for 50 years, they usually have two youngsters and 4 grandchildren. On March 1, they acquired the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. (Yamada and Noll, 3/3)
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