In Dallas, an Activist Brings Hope to Vaccination Deserts
One rainy Saturday in late January, a woman in her fifties and a man in his nineties walked up to a table temporarily set up in front of a barbershop in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. They had waited in a line that wrapped around the block, mostly among others who looked like them—middle-aged or older Hispanic folks, outside shivering in the cold weather in the hopes of getting registered for their chance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Marisa Gonzales, the Dallas County Health and Human Services community outreach director, who was there along with a handful of volunteers, greeted them. Gonzales saw in them what she saw in many of the registrants that day. “They don’t have insurance, and they might not be…View Original Post
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