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Coronavirus: Cases average continues to drop, hospitalizations fall

Coronavirus: Cases average continues to drop, hospitalizations fall

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Black Ohioans are far more likely than white ones to say they do not expect to get vaccinated, survey data show, and Black residents across the Dayton region and state are getting immunized at much lower rates than their white counterparts.

Skepticism about the vaccine should recede as doses become more widely available and Ohioans see trusted family members, friends, colleagues, neighbors and community leaders get vaccinated with little to no side effects, local health officials said.

“More and more people everyday are learning about its safety and efficacy and learning the science behind how it was developed,” said Dan Suffoletto, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County spokesman. “We anticipate that many people who may have been hesitant will eventually receive the vaccine.”

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