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Will Orange County’s vaccine gaps lead to disproportionate outbreaks among Latinos?

Voice of OC, April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Will Orange County’s vaccine gaps lead to disproportionate outbreaks among Latinos?

“We should be clear the majority of Latinos are happy to take the vaccine, but they don’t get access to it,” said Dr. Shruti Gohil, an infectious disease doctor who treats virus patients at UCI Medical Center.  … UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Sanghyuk Shin. [assistant professor of nursing]. agrees. … “There’s huge disparities in terms of who’s at risk when things are opened up,” Shin said in a Wednesday phone interview.