Racial Disparities of COVID-19 Shed Light on the Disparities in West Virginia Journalism

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In recent weeks, I’ve watched West Virginia make national headlines and receive praise for its seemingly efficient rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. 

Just last week, NPR interviewed the head of the state’s task force overseeing the vaccine rollout here to glorify his accomplishments, placing the interview under the headline West Virginia’s Vaccination Rate Ranks Among Highest In World. About 16 percent of the state’s population has received one dose so far, but the headlines don’t tell the full truth.

The headlines never mentioned Black West Virginians.

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