low vax rates were claimed to be based on irrational, non-scientific reasons, or political loyalties. Are AA vaccine hesitation based on irrationality? non-scientific reasoning? political loyalties? It seems that if an entire group of people (~20M) does not fit that narrative, maybe you should re-examined the narrative. Look at education as well. vax rate by those with a college degree is 78%, while the rate among non-college grads is 53%. So it's the uneducated who are the problem But not so fast my friend.... when broken down further, we find those with PhDs are actually less likely to be vaccinated than those who didn't graduate high school. So both the most highly educated and least educated seem to be the issue here. I've seen numbers based on political affiliation, but the way that's apparently calculated is they look at vax rates by county, then look at how that country voted. So if your county was 60/40 Republican, and has low vax rates, 100% of those non-vaxed are counted as Republican. Seems like a less than ideal way to calculate that.