There is some concern among some people out there that White People in The United States might be getting their covid-19 immunizations more easily than those of other ethnicities.
I have read other articles on the Internet and elsewhere that claim that people who live in areas where zip codes indicate an area of more or less massive wealth per capita are also receiving preferential treatment in the administration of the shots.
I know that a lot of this might be conjecture, but it appears to be having an effect on people who hear about it and in some cases, anger is very visible when the subject is broached.
One case I read about involves some statements made to a television interviewer indicating that Dr. Fauci, the lead virologist for the white house believes that white communities are having an easier time getting the vaccines than are communities of color.
I could snark this out a little bit here and remind people that, as far as I can tell, and as far as I believe, there are more white communities in The United States at the present time than there are communities of color and that might have something to do with it.
There is another consideration related to this question that I think a lot of people are overlooking …. That consideration is that the general population might be having one heck of a time even making an appointment to get a shot and once they get their appointments …..if they do indeed get their appointments …. then the vaccine is in such short supply that those appointments might get cancelled or rescheduled …..and those facts might have something to do with one kind of community getting more shots than another …. but in sum and in total, when you consider all the factors involved in the entire distribution situation, the problem might not be a problem of race after all … but more of a problem concerned with supply and demand.
My question, in all fairness, now becomes, “Why do the media have to mention race at all in connection with problems in the vaccine distribution? Why does the media seem to me to delight in stoking those kinds of fires of discontent? Why can’t we just hear that several million people have gotten the shot and several more million are still waiting to get theirs? Why does every conversation in The United States have to become either racial or political?
Just another reason for me to believe that it is the Media who is responsible for the divide in America ….I first realized the extent of the divided America way back when I heard the governor of Alaska talking about Red States and Blue States and when I heard my first Rush Limbaugh broadcasts lambasting the Liberals for almost everything that was wrong with the country. The anger and the angst from the Media has not ceased since those early days and has, in fact, even increased and is getting louder with each passing day.
You know what? There is something else about this idea that Black People are being under served with the vaccines …… How about this: Many Black People are reported to have been refusing to take the vaccines because Black People have had some horrible experiences with Government and vaccines in the past …. and they simply do not have much faith either in the government that failed them so miserably or in vaccines in general because of their past negative experiences with them. Could these facts reasonably factor into a claim that Black People are being under served with the vaccines? Is that a reasonable hypothesis?