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Income Inequality, Vaccinations and the COVID-19 Death Rate Gap
FRB of St. Louis 2022.09.27 원문보기
Researchers and journalists have examined the role of income inequality in COVID-19 deaths since the first confirmed U.S. case was reported in early 2020. Did the availability of vaccines improve or worsen such disparities in the U.S.?

In a March Regional Economist article, St. Louis Fed economist and Vice President Juan S?nchez and Research Associate Olivia Wilkinson examined the progression of death rates among counties with disparate average household incomes from 2020-21 and the impact of uneven vaccination rates.

Their findings suggested that income inequality did play a role in pandemic deaths.

“Overall, counties with the highest household income averages experienced lower incidences of COVID-19 deaths and were more likely to have adult residents with completed COVID-19 vaccinations than lower-income counties,” the authors wrote.
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