One county has twice as many covid-19 deaths. The other does much better with vaccinations.

Less than 4 percent of residents in the Maryland county hit hardest by the coronavirus have received their first dose of vaccine — the lowest rate in the state.
Across the Chesapeake Bay, more than 13 percent of residents have gotten their first shots, in a county that has largely escaped the brunt of the pandemic.
Prince George’s County, a majority Black suburb of Washington, and Talbot County, a much smaller, majority White community on the Eastern Shore, are emblematic of the successes and failures of the nation’s vaccine rollout — and the disparate realities playing out within states.
One reason is an inequitable distribution process: Because the state gives even sparsely populated counties at least 300 weekly doses, Talbot has received 16 doses per 1,000 residents, according to state data, while Prince George’s got nine doses per 1,000 residents.

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