Oregon officials address the state’s COVID vaccine inequity

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Oregon, officials on Friday addressed the “stark” and “unacceptable” disparities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported Friday that people in state’s wealthiest ZIP code are 58% vaccinated, while a low-income community that has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic is 22% vaccinated.

Based on data from the health authority, white people represent 75% of Oregonians.

While they only comprise about 50% of coronavirus cases, they account for 71% of vaccinations.

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