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Thu Aug 26, 2021, 07:53 AM

69. Accurate data is required to make good policy

We've already gotten data from the states that conflicts with a statistically poor self-reporting poll.

Once people think, "Well, that's that problem solved," complacency sets in. A problem is no longer a problem. People stop worrying.

I am worried about people not being vaccinated. And if they're not, I want to know why and if there's a way we can change it.

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

Not only do we know Black communities are under-served in health care and access in general, we know that Covid has been affecting them disproportionately.

Black people have received smaller shares of vaccinations compared to their shares of cases and the total population in about half of states reporting data. In the remaining reporting states, the share of vaccinations they have received is similar to their shares of cases and the total population. However, in most reporting states, the share of vaccinations received by Black people is smaller than their share of deaths. For example, in the District of Columbia, Black people have received 43% of vaccinations, while they make up 56% of cases, 71% of deaths, and 46% of the total population.


Some people want Happy Talk and Twitter clicks. I want data. Then I want policy that follows the data and fixes any problems.

This poll is irresponsible. It engenders complacency.

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