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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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Are vaccinations getting people to spend? Maybe not yet.

May 24, 2021
Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Chaney Cambon notes that unvaccinated people are outspending the vaccinated.
Customers inside a bar in North Hollywood. In order to enter, they must provide proof of vaccination.
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In some parts of the country, vaccination rates lag

May 21, 2021
Health professionals in Arkansas say there are a variety of reasons why people there are hesitant to get vaccinated.
Mary Kate and Tim Pricop visit a horse racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with their children on a weekday afternoon. The couple plan to pass on getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
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What's it going to take to juice U.S. job growth?

May 7, 2021
The pandemic's still weighing down the economy, despite some encouraging signs.
People who are refusing to get vaccinated are the greatest factor holding back economic recovery, some experts say.
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How to achieve vaccination equity? In Philly, the answer is walk-in clinics

Apr 15, 2021
The number of Black and Hispanic residents getting vaccinated in Philadelphia increased by more than 50% where the city reserved shots for walk-ins.
People line up to be vaccinated at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia. The walk-in-only COVID-19 vaccine clinic is run by the nonprofit Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.
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Should hospitals prioritize their own patients for COVID-19 vaccinations?

Feb 9, 2021
The practice by some hospitals is raising concerns about equity.
As the nationwide vaccination program expanded to include older Americans, some states have ordered hospitals to stop putting their patients ahead of the broader community.
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When we find a COVID-19 vaccine, who gets it first?

Jul 21, 2020
The best public health outcome won't come from selling vaccine doses to the highest bidder, says Gavi CEO Seth Berkley.
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Flu season could be less damaging, experts say

Jan 8, 2019
During last year’s season, an estimated 80,000 people died.
A sign advertising flu shots is displayed at a Walgreens pharmacy on Jan. 22, 2018 in San Francisco, California. 
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