ProPublica: COVID-19 Hit This County Hard. A Weakened Health Department Still Can’t Get People Vaccinated.

ProPublica: COVID-19 Hit This County Hard. A Weakened Health Department Still Can’t Get People Vaccinated.. “Clayton County, Georgia’s fifth largest county, dominated headlines last year for its role in turning Georgia blue in the 2020 presidential election. Its demographics flipped as white people moved away and more people of color arrived in the 1980s and ’90s; it now has the highest percentage of Black residents in the state and is home to several immigrant communities. The county’s public health infrastructure is more strained than in other core counties in metro Atlanta — and the pandemic has made it worse. Moreover, county leaders have not taken some of the steps that those in other places have taken to convince a wary public to get vaccinated.”

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