Young people, minorities less likely to get COVID vaccine

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Getting a COVID vaccine isn’t just a matter of red and blue.

Despite remarks from President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempting to blame Republicans for slowing vaccination rates around the country, data shows that even some reliably left-leaning voting blocks are hesitant to get jabbed.

Pelosi last week called radio ads recorded by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky “long overdue,” and suggested his party was getting “backlash” as COVID cases started rising again. “Certainly, the Republican Party has been delinquent in embracing the science that people need to be vaccinated,” she said.

And Biden, while speaking about the uptick in cases across the country Thursday, pointed to “parts of the country where COVID cases are substantially high, where people didn’t get vaccinated.”

A man holds a "Many Vaccines Thanks Donald" sign during former President Donald Trump’s rally in Sarasota, Florida on July 3, 2021.
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