New vaccine plan looks to reward more efficient states with more doses

Jan 13, 2021
Critics say the new approach won't address underlying problems some states are having with vaccine rollout.
A 72-year-old long-term care patient receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 21, 2020, in Chula Vista, California.
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What does the road to economic recovery look like?

Jan 11, 2021
It may turn out to be quite bumpy.
A pharmacist receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. Vaccinations will probably free up consumer spending, but it won't be like turning on a light switch, in the words of one expert.
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Restaurant workers in D.C. next up for vaccination

Jan 8, 2021
If you are a restaurant worker in Washington, D.C., you will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination in February.
A waiter serves customers at a restaurant.
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Will January bring more hiring?

Jan 8, 2021
The latest COVID relief package will have a positive effect on the economy as soon as this month.
A waiter at the outdoor dining area of a restaurant in New York last year.
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How to speed up vaccine rollout

Jan 8, 2021
About 6 million people have gotten a first dose, short of the government’s goal to vaccinate 20 million by the end of 2020.
"I'm hopeful that additional funding to public health will allow public health officials to start setting up publicly accessible, large-scale vaccination clinics," says Dr. Kelly Moore, deputy director of the Immunization Action Coalition.
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World Bank president forecasts "subdued" economic recovery for 2021

And that's if vaccine distribution stays on track, David Malpass says.
"If you only come back 4% this year [in growth for the world economy], you're not back to where you were, even at the end of 2021," World Bank President David Malpass said.
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Retail pharmacy chains will face challenges for vaccine rollout

Jan 5, 2021
Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have to consider storage requirements, more staffing and store layout for vaccine distribution.
A CVS pharmacist administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a nurse at a senior living facility in Kirkland, Washington.
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As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, researchers still seek diverse pool for clinical trials

Dec 30, 2020
Latinx and Black participants are underrepresented in typical clinical vaccine trials.
A sign calling for trial volunteers at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, in August.
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A holiday glut of packages prompts a shipping crisis for small businesses

Dec 24, 2020
Retailers are increasing shipping fees while fielding more calls from customers, asking, "Where's my package?"
Mail carriers load up their trucks at a USPS distribution center in El Paso, Texas, earlier this year.
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As ultra-cold Pfizer vaccines ship out, dry ice supplies tighten in Northeast

Dec 21, 2020
The question is whether there’s enough dry ice to store and transport vaccine to neighborhoods and remote places.
A worker pours dry ice into boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as they are prepared to be shipped in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Dec. 13, 2020.
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