Transcript for By the Numbers: Millions of Americans live in ‘pharmacy deserts’
We turn now to come in nineteen vaccine equity and an ABC news investigation finding that millions of Americans live in so called pharmacy deserts where there's little to no access to vaccination sites she's a closer look. By the numbers. There are a 115 counties in the US where there is no pharmacy particularly in states like Texas Nebraska and Montana. Shed nearly four point eight million Americans live an accounting where there's only one pharmacy for every 101000 residents or more according to an ABC news announces of pharmacy locations. Across the country. World pharmacies that serve nearly two times the number of people than urban pharmacies on average. And in rural communities there's only one chain drugstore for 30299. Residents should compare that to one point. Per 9346. Residents in urban areas on average. But even in cities our investigation found that pharmacies and chain drugstores are usually more sparse in mostly black and brown communities compared to mostly white ones. Slightly in Chicago where one million people live in a pharmacy desert where there's less than one pharmacy. For 101000 rest news.
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