My commitment is that all persons of the meeting must be vaccinated with 1 imageMedical staff transferred patient COVID-19 to NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, USA. (Photo: THX / TTXVN)

On February 1, goverment American pledges that illegal migrants will have the same access to COVID-19 as other citizens, and said immunization centers would not have the presence of repressive forces. Immigrants.

This is the latest move of U.S. president Joe Biden to reverse the tough immigration policy of predecessor Donald Trump.

In the new statement, the US Department of Homeland Security affirmed the need to ensure that everyone residing in the country has access to the COVID-19 vaccine, if they are eligible to participate. vaccination according to local regulations.

The ministry also said it will not deploy immigration security forces to or near immunization sites.

[Tỷ lệ tử vong ở bệnh nhân COVID-19 thể nặng tạm thời có xu hướng giảm]

On the same day, the US Agency for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published research showing that the vaccination rate for African Americans was not commensurate with the proportion of the American population. Specifically, the US CDC said that between December 14, 2020 and January 14, 2021, nearly 13 million Americans received at least one COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the approximately 6.7 million people with ethnicity information, only 5.4% are African-American, while 60.4% are Caucasian, 11.5% are Hispanic. and 6% are of Asian descent.

The data was released amid growing concern about vaccine inequalities in the United States. In some areas, immunization centers are located in predominantly white populated areas.

A similar inequality also exists in the ability to access the Internet to book vaccinations online. Meanwhile, health officials said African-Americans were 2.9 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and that their risk of dying from the disease was 2.1 times higher.

Le Anh (VNA / Vietnam +)