Tuesday, February 2, 2021

And It Will Be a Sign of White Privilege

2/1/21 UPI:

Feb. 1 (UPI) -- White people received more than half of all vaccinations against COVID-19 during the first month of the rollout, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Just over 5% of the nearly 13 million people who received the shot between Dec. 14 and Jan. 14 people vaccinated against the coronavirus in the U.S. so far have been Black, and just under 12% were Hispanic, the data shows.

Black people make up roughly 13% of the population nationally, while Hispanic people are about 19%, based on figures from the U.S. Census.

Instapundit points out that the Tuskegee Syphilis Study is hardly a reason for blacks to trust the government's concern for black health.  Henrietta Lacks does not help, either.


  1. The question I have regarding your post, what are the demographics of the various races by age. Since the Hispanic population are more recent arrivals they are likely skewed toward being younger. The vaccinations were made to the elders over age 75, and front line workers. That could account for the disparities


  2. Quoting someone I follow on Twitter: "What you've been told about the infamous 'Tuskegee Experiment' Syphilis Study is total b*******."

    Tuskegee re-examined
    A cultural anthropologist offers a counter-narrative to the infamous story of US government scientists allowing black men to suffer from untreated syphilis.
    (Spiked, 8 Jan 2004)

  3. I see lots of noise about black folks being underrepresented amongst the vaccinated, but have seen NOTHING about minority representation in the queue to get shots. Since no one is forcing or prohibiting folks' vaccinations, the problem, if there is one, would seem to rest on the shoulders of those who aren't getting in line, and not on those who are giving the shots, or getting them. I simply don't want to hear any nonsense about only 5% of the vaccinated being black, if only 5% of those attempting to get vaccinated are black, because that represents a 100% vaccination rate for those who want one. You can substitute any group subset for "black;" the argument still holds.