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Uneven vaccination rates may worsen global inequality

Zanny Minton Beddoes of the Economist says a lack of virus protection could hinder many nations’ economic recoveries.
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How effective are employer vaccine mandates?

May 28, 2021
Dan Gorenstein of “Tradeoffs” says some evidence suggests company mandates can boost employee vaccination rates and aid communities.
"What we do know comes from vaccine mandates in health care settings — hospitals, nursing homes — who've mandated a flu shot, not COVID," says Dan Gorenstein, host and executive producer of the health-policy podcast "Tradeoffs."
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We need a centralized, global strategy to prevent another COVID pandemic, epidemiologist says

May 18, 2021
Dr. Larry Brilliant, who helped stop smallpox, urges nations to work together to prevent further COVID spikes and equalize vaccinations.
"Unless we conquer it everywhere, we're not conquering it anywhere," Dr. Larry Brilliant says of COVID-19.
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Could waiving patents increase the global supply of COVID-19 vaccines?

Apr 30, 2021
Advocates for waiving say letting countries make generic vaccines would help. Skeptics say it's not that simple.
Right now, we don't have nearly enough vaccine supply for the world. A big reason for that is patents, said Amy Kapczynski, a law professor at Yale.
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Indian drugmaker says U.S. is hoarding vaccine ingredients

Mar 9, 2021
The CEO of the Serum Institute of India said American raw materials are running out due to Biden administration policy.
The CEO of the Serum Institute of India said at a panel last Thursday that American raw materials are running out. Pictured: A Serum Institute employee works on an assembly line for the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Some college buildings are vaccination sites, but most faculty, students aren't eligible yet

Feb 24, 2021
Distribution of vaccines on campuses has sparked debate about whether students and faculty should be getting the shots.
Taylor Davis, 61, teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She said college professors should be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine once K-12 teachers are eligible. “I am more concerned about what an 18-year-old is going to do in their social time than I am a fifth grader,” she said.
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Winter storms interrupt COVID vaccine distribution

Feb 17, 2021
In Austin, as well as at distribution hubs in San Antonio and Dallas, vaccine operations have been paused again Wednesday.
Multiple 18-wheelers wait in traffic on I-35 southbound on Feb. 15, 2021, in Austin, Texas.
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Will offering employees vaccination incentives work?

Feb 17, 2021
Behavioral economists say there could be unintended consequences. And rewarding vaccinations remains legally murky.
Could incentives make employees more or less suspicious of COVID-19 vaccinations?
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Unused sports stadiums transformed into mass-vaccination sites

Feb 15, 2021
Large sports facilities across the country are handling a new kind of crowd: people looking to get inoculated against COVID-19.
People trickle into Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the site run by the Fulton County Board of Health.
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Big pharmacy chains start giving COVID vaccines today

But it's not as easy as just showing up at a store and expecting to get a shot.
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