Rep. Raul Ruiz On Challenges Vaccinating Underserved Communities | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

Rep. Raul Ruiz On Challenges Vaccinating Underserved Communities | The Last Word | MSNBC


Congressman Raul Ruiz is a physician and public health expert, representing one of California’s rural districts. He tells Lawrence O’Donnell that systemic inequalities and access to resources are the biggest challenge to getting vaccines to underserved communities. “They don’t have internet to make online appointments at vaccination centers, they have to work at high risk essential jobs and don’t have hours to spend on the phone, and they’re very concerned if they test positive that they won’t be able to go to work.” Aired on 02/25/2021.
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  1. I have been trying to register my Mother and myself to get vaccinated, but still haven’t been able to. Our neighbors received vaccine because they were given a ‘heads up’ to get in line before announcements to register were ever even announced. So much unethical behavior by those in charge of vaccinating people. They are making sure family & friends get vaccine ahead of individuals who are supposed to be a higher priority. It’s all about who you know and how much money you have….And btw, some of these people getting vaccine are the same people who have ignored CDC guidelines…Makes me extremely angry!

  2. I am over 70 and have two or three co-morbidities, but am waiting for my mega health center to call me back (which they assure me they will) when it is truly my turn. In the meantime, I can stay at home and allow my family to shop for me. It is tedious, but more of us who can stay safe should allow those who can’t to go first.

  3. China has exported vaccines to 53 developing countries and plans to help another 19 African countries..
    US are still trying to get J&J approved by the end of March.
    US vaccine mismanagement means the US are having issues helping themselves let alone other countries.
    US Warp speed may finally catch up with Belgium, China, Russia, UK and India to be the 6th to market.

  4. and = 95 yrs old, 93 yrs old = my central FL neighbors cannot get the vaccine =never used a computer and don’t have one. I’m 72 and I got an appt and got shot #1.

  5. All people have to do is stand in line. In my community I have seen a huge number of Asians, women, and blacks receiving their vaccinations. I don’t know why this is being made a racial issue, this is a health issue. The vaccinations are free. There is no charge to the minority community.

    1. @Constituent A In today’s day and age I find that very difficult. Person needs ID to do almost do anything or go anywhere anymore. ID is needed to go into a government building, to qualify for public assistance, cash or check, buy tobacco or alcohol or some drugs. I saw a grocery store where you had to produce ID to purchase dry ice. Person needs ID to fly or take a train. If a person has contact with the police they will have to produce identification. Some people in the poorest countries in the world value their vote so highly that they are willing to sacrifice in order to obtain identification so they can vote and so they can show the mark on their thumb that they did so.

  6. Jesus loves and cares about you so much so repent so That we all make it to heaven,

    Like so more people can see this.

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