NY Times Explains Why Only 28% Of Blacks Are Vaccinated In NYC

All these darned black MAGAs in the Glorious City of Progressivism

Why Only 28 Percent of Young Black New Yorkers Are Vaccinated

A construction site safety manager in Queens said that as a Black man, he was more worried about the prospect of being stopped by the police than he was about getting Covid-19.

A graduate student in the Bronx who had not gotten vaccinated said her worst fears seemed confirmed when a vaccine that the government was directing to Black and poorer neighborhoods was briefly suspended over a small number of dangerous blood clots.

And a civil rights activist in the Bronx said he grew suspicious when he heard last year that politicians were prioritizing minority neighborhoods for coronavirus vaccinations.

“Since when does America give anything good to Black people first?” said the activist, Hawk Newsome, a 44-year-old Black Lives Matter leader who is unvaccinated.

All three situations reflect a trend that has become a major concern to public health experts: Young Black New Yorkers are especially reluctant to get vaccinated, even as the Delta variant is rapidly spreading among their ranks. City data shows that only 28 percent of Black New Yorkers ages 18 to 44 years are fully vaccinated, compared with 48 percent of Latino residents and 52 percent of white residents in that age group.

So, they’re concerned about getting the vaccine due to white Democratic racism? Huh.

This vaccination gap is emerging as the latest stark racial disparity in an epidemic full of them. Epidemiologists say they expect this third wave will hit Black New Yorkers especially hard.

And there you have it: because blacks are seriously reticent on getting the vaccine it must be racism. Instead of simply being a choice. Notice that the NY Times fails to blast them for their vaccine hesitancy like they do with Southern Republicans, for instance.

In interviews, Black men and women said that much of their distrust of the coronavirus vaccine was shaped by their own experiences with discrimination or their identity as Black Americans.

“I’m supposed to worry about getting sick when I go outside, versus getting killed by a cop or something like that?” said Jayson Clemons, 41, the construction site safety manager from Queens. After years of trying to be careful not to give the police a reason to stop him — avoiding cars with window tint or rims, and making sure when commuting that his attire clearly marked him as a construction worker — he said he refused to be preoccupied by Covid-19.

He said he would rather put his trust in masks and hand sanitizer — which he credits with keeping him healthy as he worked at construction sites throughout the pandemic — than a new vaccine that the government is pushing people to take. “They came out with one so fast for Covid, and now they want to pay you to take it,” he said. “It seems fishy.”

If a Republican was saying something similar the Times would be blasting them for being conspiracy theorists, right? It’s OK with the Times if blacks are trotting out their own theories, and the Times is really wondering just what did white people do to cause this. That would be white liberals, since NYC is not run by Republicans. But, you know what? If they don’t want to get vaccinated, that’s on them. They can do them and I’ll do me. It’s not my place to force them.

Meanwhile

Wearing Visible Proof Of Covid Vaccination Status Might Be Coming Soon To Film & TV Productions

Some cast and crew members on films and TV shows soon might be required to wear identification that “clearly and visibly” verifies their Covid vaccination status while working on set. “Various things have been discussed, from wristbands to credential badges,” a union source tells Deadline.

“I have not seen what this is to look like yet,” another union source said. “My understanding is this would be either a sticker affixed to your current ID or a separate identification card that would have to be on the same lanyard as your working ID.”

This isn’t so much Yellow Stars but Democrats crowing about taking the vaccine…I wonder what would happen if we reinforced that these, the vaccines, were what Trump pushed for and authorized?

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9 Responses to “NY Times Explains Why Only 28% Of Blacks Are Vaccinated In NYC”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Maybe they’re just ignorant Trump supporters.

    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach doesn’t understand the meaning of “racial disparity”.

    Many American Blacks DO believe that there is a conspiracy of white Americans trying to do them harm. Recall the sentiment in Black communities that “crack” was distributed by the US gov’t to harm Blacks.

    Teach also doesn’t understand the concept of “public health”.

    • Dana says:

      But black Americans gave between 87% and 90% of their votes to Joe Biden, so surely, surely! they trust him.

      It’s interesting that the very much non-racist Mr Dowd claims that it’s stupid and evil for white Americans to resist the vaccine, but makes excuses for black Americans who do the same.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        That Black Americans gave President Biden so many votes only means they trusted him more than they trusted the other guy, not that they trust everything he says. Black Americans aren’t as gullible as trumpists. Many more whites than Blacks are eschewing vaccinations.

        Did I claim that it’s stupid and evil for white Americans to resist the vaccine? I meant that it’s stupid and counterproductive. And hypocritical for getting vaccinated and urging others not to. If someone is unreasonably fearful of the vaccine OK, if they don’t trust NIH/CDC/Fauci/ or a coverup of adverse effects – that’s conspiracy mentality. There are people who are anti-vaccination in general, just as we still have people who believe fluoridated water is about mind control and compliance.

        I DID say that Black Americans also fall for conspiracy tales just as do white republicans.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And remember, the virus is the enemy, not each other.

  4. Dana says:

    Of course, it isn’t just in New York City. In the City of Brotherly Love, which gave Joe Biden 81.44% of its votes, only two of the fifteen zip codes with the lowest rates of vaccination, 19116 and 19135, do white Philadelphians compose the largest racial/ethnic group. In nine of the fifteen zip codes with the lowest vaccination rates, blacks make up 70% or more of the population, and over 90% in zip codes 19132 and 19138.

    Of the 15 most heavily vaccinated zip codes, white Philadelphians are the plurality in 14 of them, with over 50% of the population in 12 of them, and 49% and 47% in the other two. Only in zip code 19104 are whites not the plurality.

  5. Dana says:

    However, our distinguished host got the article title wrong: it should be NY Times Explains Why Only 28% Of Young Blacks Are Vaccinated In NYC

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