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Is the goal of vaccinating 70% of the world's population against COVID still realistic?

Jun 1, 2022
WHO set the vaccination goal for mid-2022, but health researchers say the mutating virus that spreads more easily means we need to set new priorities for global health.
Health researchers say the mutating virus, which spreads more easily means we need to set new priorities for global health.
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How worried are people about omicron? Not as worried as some are about the economy.

Jan 28, 2022
The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that job security and the economy concerns outweigh worries about getting sick.
The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that job security and the economy concerns outweigh worries about getting sick.
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Vaccine mandates could put brakes on truckers crossing U.S., Canada border

Jan 11, 2022
Truckers help move $1.5 billion worth of goods across the U.S.-Canada border.
A new vaccine requirement for drivers to cross the U.S.-Canada border could compound labor shortages among long-haul truckers and worsen other supply chain issues.
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What kind of economy will Germany's new leader inherit?

As Angela Merkel’s term ends, Germany struggles with lagging COVID vaccinations, an energy transition and an undigitized economy.
Olaf Scholz is set to replace Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor this week.
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Uncertainty for businesses in legal tangle over federal vaccination rule

Nov 11, 2021
Some businesses are preparing to meet the rule that companies with 100 or more employees require vaccinations or weekly tests, despite the court challenge.
Even as legal battles continue regarding the federal vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees, businesses may need to make choices now. Above, a nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Wilmington California.
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In the barge business, vaccinating the crew remains key

Sep 8, 2021
Despite disruption from Hurricane Ida and a slowing of business due to COVID-19, getting his crews vaccinated remains the top concern for for barge line owner Austin Golding.
Austin Golding, president of Golding Barge Line, said that, even amid the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, his top concern onboard is still COVID-19.
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People walk through a terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on Jan. 31, 2020 in New York City.
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LA school district requiring teachers to get vaccinated

Aug 16, 2021
Teachers navigate in-person classroom strategies as students return this week
A hallway with social distance decal reminders are seen at Hollywood High School on April 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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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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