|Cynthia Finch is one of many around the country to whom federal health officials have turned as "trusted messengers||Many of those infected are young and unvaccinated|
|The message, as Surgeon General Vivek Murthy put it: "If you are vaccinated, you are protected||Black and Latino adults are more likely to fall in this category than people of other backgrounds|
And, Black and Latino Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and women have never been welcomed as full participants in the economy.
|"Why should they be held hostage by a minority of the population, who are potentially endangering everybody else?||If you are not, the threat of variants is real and growing|
|The administration has ruled out vaccine passports that could become a ticket to benefits such as international travel||Early success with vaccination has paradoxically made things more difficult|
Finch said a close friend lost two brothers days apart to COVID-19, and that motivates her to keep working.10