The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has proposed prioritizing vaccination against the coronavirus among ethnic minorities.
The agency motivated the proposal by the fact that members of minorities are much more vulnerable to infection. COVID-19 causes three times more deaths among African-Americans, Hispanics and Natives than whites, according to statistics.
Twenty-five states, including California, Oregon and New Mexico, have already pledged to implement priority vaccination recommendations.
Earlier, it was reported that a second coronavirus vaccine had been approved in the United States.