epa09036941 A vial of Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine is displayed on a desk during a vaccination operation at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital amid coronavirus pandemic in Compton, California, USA, 25 February 2021. Compton, South of Downtown Los Angeles, is composed of a majority of African-Americans and Hispanics. Recent studies showed that African-Americans and Latinos are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans. For instance a recent map introduced by Los Angeles County showed that in Beverly Hills, 25% of residents have already received the first dose of the two-shot vaccine contrasting with South L.A. and neighboring cities such as Compton (where incomes are lower) only 5% of residents have been vaccinated.  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT