This Essay examines how states’ initial COVID-19 vaccine-distribution strategies tended to disadvantage populations of color, including Black, Latinx, and Native American communities. These dynamics resonate with “inverse equity” effects of other public-health innovations. We argue for a federal regulatory framework to reduce inequity-forcing effects during initial vaccine rollout.
Civil Rights and Discrimination | Food and Drug Law | Health Law and Policy | Law
Center for Constitutional Governance
Olatunde C. Johnson & Kristen Underhill,
Vaccination Equity by Design,
Yale L. J. F.
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