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Inequities in COVID-19 vaccination rates in 9 largest US cities
« on: September 07, 2021, 09:25:15 pm »
It has been discovered that the poorer communities in US cities are apt to have the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates. This might be caused partly by doubts about the vaccine among the residents. But maybe it is also partly due to the fact that many health-care providers (doctors, hospitals, clinics) just aren't very conveniently located for people in the poorer parts of a city to reach?  I've noticed a trend for doctors not to have offices in the poorer areas, or if they have them, they move farther away soon. They're scared of crime. They don't want patients who might have trouble paying. So they remove themselves from those patients. They play hard to get. They know the patients don't necessarily have cars or money for taxis. They might have to take several buses or trains or trolleys just to get to the doctor or clinic. When injured or unwell, a long trip with considerable walking and standing around in the weather can be daunting.

Research Letter in JAMA Health Forum (September 3, 2021)--"Inequities in COVID-19 vaccination rates in the 9 largest US cities":
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