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Washington Post Op-Ed: How we’re working toward racial equity in distributing coronavirus vaccines in D.C.

"When we were vaccinating residents who signed up via the D.C. portal, only 22 percent of our vaccinations were given to Black individuals. Two weeks after we opted out of the portal, that number rose to 75 percent," said George Jones in his Op-Ed.

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When Black Residents Wanted To Get Vaccinated, Accessing the COVID-19 Shot Wasn’t Easy

“The city realized they had made a mistake,” says Dr. Randi Abramson. “And they quickly said, ‘OK, you are not getting any more people through the portal right now and you can go ahead and use all your vaccines to vaccinate your patients.’”

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“We Have To Be More Intentional”: Bread For The City CEO George Jones on Overcoming the Digital Divide

George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City, joined the Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM to explain how technology led to a biased, mostly white response to getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Here’s How D.C. Community Health Clinics Have Adjusted To Vaccine Rollout Problems

“What that signals to me is that if you want to be equitable in any kind of public benefit or service in general, you have to structure it so that it gets people of color who have been disadvantaged in so many indices in our society,” Jones says.

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D.C.’s vaccine appointment disparity didn’t have to happen

As soon as this city began offering covid vaccines to residents 65 and older, George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City, whose nonprofit agency runs a medical clinic, noticed something striking.

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The Special Report w/ Areva Martin

Our CEO George Jones was a guest on The Special Report with Avera Martin to discuss the racial disparities with the vaccine.

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The Washington Post: Confusion and chaos: Inside the vaccine rollout in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

“You have to be intentional about warding off these disparities,” George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City said. “Because if you just let sort of equality reign the day, you don’t get equal results.”

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TheGrio: Healthcare officials in Washington work to address racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

“If someone isn’t ready for the shot, that’s fine,” Dr. Abramson said. “I want to know how I can earn my patients’ trust. I think that’s really where we’re at.”