We have been preparing for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations here in New York State, and Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for equal distribution in communities of color.

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According to WIVB, Governor Andrew Cuomo said,

COVID-19 infection is higher among blacks and latinos; more essential workers are blacks and latinos, and now the answer for the vaccine would actually aggravate that disparity.

Governor Cuomo is working to combat that disparity by working with officials across the community to make sure that the vaccines are distributed equally throughout the areas with higher populations of people of color.

Many local leaders in the community say, that getting the vaccines to that part of the community is only part of the challenge. The biggest thing that has to happen is, the government needs to gain the trust of the people in those communities.

I think that what we are going to see with the vaccine distribution is going to be the same type of hesitancy in the communities of color that we saw with testing. I saw myself people who refused to be or didn't want to be tested fearing the government.

said, Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen, according to WIVB

Credit: WIVB,  Local leaders say that the government can solve this issue by getting out in the community and also working with physicians who are working closely with people in these communities.

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