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Only 20 states used health equity committees in COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning

During the large second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in fall 2020, pulmonologist and critical care provider Dr. Juan Rojas reflected on how disproportionately members of minority populations were being affected by the disease. After hearing similar thoughts from colleagues in New Orleans and New York City, Rojas began to wonder how, if at all, state governments planned to ensure these disparities would be addressed when COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out to the public.

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