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6. Reliable demographic data remains elusive

There have been several high-profile efforts to create nationwide COVID-19 data banks, but the United States’ data-collection efforts remain scattershot. One major gap is enough demographic data to understand how various populations are responding to the vaccine and to the virus itself. As of Feb. 5, the CDC reported that race and ethnicity data was only available for 52% of people who’d been vaccinated since December.

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