While our communities continue to disproportionately carry the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, the toll is compounded by the gap in vaccination rates between our neighborhoods and others in New York City. Lower rates of vaccination in Black and Brown communities highlight the complex relationship between neighborhoods living with the impacts of racist and abusive systems and public health campaigns promoting vaccinations in an attempt to curb the rise of the virus, particularly as the new Delta variant spreads more quickly throughout the city. As our Executive Director and co-founder Erasma Beras-Monticciolo shared recently with the New York Times, there are still measures that the city can take to effectively respond to the specific concerns of our communities and to begin to build trust with families.
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