While Black and Hispanic New Yorkers have died at nearly twice the rate of white and Asian people, the city’s vaccination efforts have left many people of color behind — Black New Yorkers make up about a quarter of the city’s population, but had received just 11% of shots as of late January; Hispanics, who comprise 29% of the population, got 15% of doses.

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Around the country, COVID has hit communities of color hardest, both inflicting new devastation and highlighting bitter, longstanding truths about the public health system.

While Black and Hispanic New Yorkers have died at nearly twice the rate of white and Asian people, the city’s vaccination efforts have left many people […]

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