Stephanie McClure is an assistant professor of biocultural medical anthropology at the University of Alabama. Her primary research interest is the body as the subject and object of culture, and the bearing that subject/object duality has on how health is understood, experienced and assessed.
By early July 2021, nearly two-thirds of all U.S. residents 12 years and older had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 55% were fully vaccinated. But uptake varies drastically by region – and it is lower on average among non-white people. Many blame the relatively lower vaccination rates in communities of color […]