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HC residents of color vaccinated at much lower rates

Although African-American and Latino communities have been hit hardest by COVID-19 in Texas, they are being vaccinated at a much slower pace — in part because of the decision to administer doses through hospital systems, said health economics fellow Vivian Ho. "If you’re insured, which means you’re more likely to be white, then it was easy for them to sign you up. But once you’re done with that, you have got to pivot." Read more at the Houston Chronicle (subscription required), here and here.

Ho holds the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics.