Location, location, locationAs the virus raced across Wisconsin in the spring of 2020, officials in Milwaukee County became concerned about its unequal toll.
“We wanted to make sure that we were equitably distributing this vaccine,” said David Crowley, the Milwaukee County executive.
Then the officials displayed the results online on a color-coded map.
In mid-March, when the county first released it, much of the city of Milwaukee was colored dark orange, signaling that the area had high levels of social vulnerability but low vaccination rates.
On the other hand, the suburbs, where the population is wealthier and whiter, were shaded a pale yellow, indicating that they had low scores on the vulnerability index but climbing vaccination rates.
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University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee