2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

Some states and counties have taken different approaches to ensuring vaccines are fairly distributed to communities of color, but too many government leaders are reluctant to fully embrace the strategies as a necessity, says Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the public health program at the University of California, Irvine. … “If the pandemic is a fire, the vaccination is the water,” Boden-Albala said. “You need to bring it to where the fire is burning the most, or you’ll never put it out.”