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Doctor: For unvaccinated, it's matter of when, not if, you get COVID

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26.08.2021

As a pediatrician, what worries me the most about the delta variant is how quickly it's spreading among children. In the past three weeks, I’ve treated a 2-week-old baby, a 9-week-old baby and a pregnant woman who delivered prematurely because of COVID-19.

This shouldn't be happening. We have the tools to stem the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the delta variant. Yet too many Americans are not availing themselves of the most important one – vaccination. And vaccination rates are disproportionately low among Black Americans nationwide. Death rates have been disproportionately high for the same group.

I practice in the city of Oakland in California, a state where the push for a vaccine mandate has only recently become a reality. Teachers and health care workers must be vaccinated or face frequent testing.

That city is majority minority – Black and brown communities make up more than 50% of the population;........

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