Dr. Bob has two conversations about the work being done to get vaccines to Latino and Black communities. First, Jon Jacobo and Diane Havlir talk about the Latino Task Force, which is testing and vaccinating people in San Francisco’s Mission District. Then, Rhea Boyd breaks down the things that are preventing a lot of Black people from getting vaccinated. Spoiler alert: It’s not about attitudes. It’s about access.
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Learn more about the Latino Task Force here: https://www.ltfrespuestalatina.com
Check out The Conversation, a campaign to get facts about the COVID-19 vaccines to Black communities, co-developed by Rhea: www.betweenusaboutus.org
Find out more about COVID vaccine in hesitancy in America here: https://khn.org/news/article/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-drops-among-americans-new-kff-survey-shows/
Read the Washington Post opinion piece by Drs. Uché and Oni Blackstock that Rhea mentioned: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/black-americans-should-face-lower-age-cutoffs-to-qualify-for-a-vaccine/2021/02/19/3029d5de-72ec-11eb-b8a9-b9467510f0fe_story.html
Here’s the working paper on race-based COVID mortality that Rhea talked about in today’s episode: https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1266/2021/02/21_Chen_covidMortality_Race_Education_HCPDS_WorkingPaper_Vol-21_No-3_Final_footer.pdf
Here’s where you can find Jonathan Metzl’s book Dying of Whiteness: https://www.dyingofwhiteness.com/
Learn more about Dr. Bob Wachter and the UCSF Department of Medicine here: https://medicine.ucsf.edu/
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