COVID-19 Variants, Vaccinations and the Black Community.
As the spread of the delta variant of the Corona-virus continues to rise, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance on face masks. The CDC now recommends that people, regardless of their vaccination status, wear a face mask in certain indoor situations where there is a risk of “substantial and high transmission” of COVID-19. This includes schools, retail stores, and some businesses. This comes as New York City becomes the first U.S. city to require proof of vaccination for entry into certain indoor spaces including restaurants, gyms, theaters and more. While health disparities leave African Americans vulnerable to COVID-19 at higher rates, our research shows that 51% of African Americans say they are fully vaccinated, and 54% continue to wear masks in public and private settings.
While we continue to learn more about the coronavirus and its delta and lambda variants, the NAACP’s COVID. Know More portal has information and resources you need to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Visit the website today, and fight back with facts. Remember, if one of us is vulnerable, all of us are vulnerable.
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