Coronavirus vaccines face trust gap in Black and Latino communities, study finds

Getting coronavirus vaccines to communities of color is especially important because those communities have disproportionately borne the burden of the pandemic. Foto: AP/Luca Bruno

If offered a coronavirus vaccine free of charge, fewer than half of Black people and 66% of Latino people say they would agree to take it, according to a survey-based study that underscores the challenge of getting vaccines to communities hit hard by the pandemic.

The survey released Monday is one of the largest and most rigorous to date. Other recent studies have also pointed to vaccine hesitancy in communities of color, but Monday's survey delved deeper into the reasons, polling respondents on a spectrum of questions to get at the roots of their distrust...

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