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Looking At The Whole Picture Behind Lower Vaccination Rates Among People Of Color In Mass.47:50
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Registered Nurse Delia Murphy dispenses a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Gillette Stadium COVID-19 Vaccination Site. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Registered Nurse Delia Murphy dispenses a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Gillette Stadium COVID-19 Vaccination Site. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
  • People of color in the Commonwealth are getting vaccinated at lower rates than white residents. Black residents, for example, make up 9% of the population and an estimated 14% of health care workers in Massachusetts. But the latest data from the Commonwealth show they represent only about 5% of those fully vaccinated. The rate is similarly low for for the 12% of residents who are Latino. We talk about why with our panel and take listener calls.
  • Boston has lost another pioneering legend: Doris Bunte died yesterday of cancer at her home. She was 87. Bunte was the first Black woman elected to the State House of Representatives and the first Black woman to run the Boston Housing Authority. She was also a mentor and friend to many, including Marie St. Fleur, herself a former Massachusetts State Rep. She joins us to remember Doris Bunte.
  • Donald Stull was a true pioneer, founding two firms owned and run by Black architects. When he founded the first, Stull and Associates, the best indication was there were only about a dozen Black architects in the country. Donald Stull passed away late last year.  To make sure we recognized his life and legacy, we recently caught up with his friend and partner M. David Lee.  Lee worked at Stull and Associates, and then co-founded Stull and Lee, with Donald Stull.

This program aired on February 16, 2021.

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