By Kevin Deutsch
White New York City residents are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at disproportionately higher rates than their Black and Latino neighbors, new data show.
Whites make up about one third of all city residents, but have received 48 percent of vaccine doses distributed across the five boroughs, according to city health department data.
Latinos, who make up 29 percent of the city’s population, received just 15 percent of the vaccine share.
Black residents, who make up a quarter of all residents, received just 11 percent of vaccine doses.
“Clearly, we do see a profound disparity that needs to be addressed aggressively and creatively,” Mayor de Blasio told the press Sunday. “We’ve got a profound problem of distrust and hesitancy, particularly in communities of color.”