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Thu Nov 25, 2021, 01:14 PM

14. Perhaps at your worksite, but overall in the large metro areas, that is not always the case

Here in the Philly area, we have had an issue with blue collar (e.g., Streets Department, which includes those who collect trash and do street repairs) and pink collar (nursing home aids/home healthcare) workers who were refusers and a large chunk are AAs.

So not "missed by a mile".

There are many of the police and firefighters here who ARE RW loons who have balked for the reasons you state, and they have consistently endorsed whatever GOP candidates are running at the top of ticket (both state and federal). But these other folks are by no means in that category.

A few local outlets have done the data dives for here including this - https://billypenn.com/2021/10/30/philadelphia-city-worker-vaccination-rates-covid/ (they have a dynamic chart at that link that updates and below is a screenshot that I just grabbed) -



The PA Department of Health has described some of the efforts to get to these other communities -

Pennsylvania’s top doctor discusses vaccine hesitancy

Ayana Jones TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER Oct 30, 2021

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“As a state we constantly look at vaccinations rates and look at them by demographic group as well. So when we see areas that are under-vaccinated, we make sure that we increase resources to that community to make sure that we catch up in terms of those rates,” she said. “We have seen that in some areas where African Americans were less vaccinated over time we had higher vaccination rates in those areas because of those efforts.”

According to the Health Department vaccine dashboard, 43.9% of African Americans in Pennsylvania received at least one vaccine dose. This percentage does not include vaccines administered in Philadelphia county. The Health Department has partnered with local grassroots organizations, civic groups, businesses and houses of worship to hold pop-up vaccination clinics.

Johnson and her colleagues have been traveling throughout the state to promote vaccine clinics and discuss vaccine equity and hesitancy. She acknowledged that the Health Department has learned key lessons during the pandemic. “We learned that we really need to meet people where they are,” Johnson said. “We need to know where our patients are and understand the limitations that they have to get to the places that we think they should get their vaccines.”

As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Johnson is concerned about the low vaccination rate among pregnant women. She said women who contract COVID-19 during pregnancy have a higher risk of going to the intensive care unit. “Unfortunately, less than one-third of pregnant women have gotten vaccinated and we know that in the African-American community that number is probably more in the teens and also in the Hispanic community and we know that those communities are more impacted,” Johnson said. “So it is urgent that we have more pregnant women get vaccinated.”

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/pennsylvania-s-top-doctor-discusses-vaccine-hesitancy/article_a0e6d45d-4a63-51ff-b42e-4e77d3d551fd.html


So no, brainwashed RW loons are NOT the one and only case in reality.

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