Just 15% of people in low-income countries are vaccinated against COVID, WHO says

May 11, 2022
The organization wants to vaccinate 70% of the world by mid-2022, but says there's not nearly enough funding to make that happen.
WHO will be urging world leaders to fund its vaccination efforts at the Second Global COVID-19 Summit on Thursday.
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Hospitals of all sizes struggle as COVID patients overwhelm capacity

Sep 22, 2021
As smaller hospitals try to find beds, large medical facilities in some areas are straining to find the staff to handle patients in need of high-level care.
A COVID-19 patient uses a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to help her breathe in a COVID holding pod at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California.

Southern car plants are humming, but worker vaccinations have stalled

Jun 21, 2021
Auto makers are trying to figure out the best way to encourage more workers to get vaccinated.
General Motors’ Spring Hill, Tennessee site, along with most car plants, is continuing to require masks for employees building cars as many plants struggle to reach a level of herd immunity.
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Vaccines won’t be a silver bullet for economic recovery, according to experts

Apr 15, 2021
Experts said COVID-19 will not be eradicated and more than vaccinations are needed for economic recovery during a hearing held by the Joint Economic Committee Wednesday.
"We can't only rely on vaccination,” said Dr. Céline Gounder during a Joint Economic Committee hearing Wednesday.
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When will there be enough herd immunity to return to the workplace?

Mar 23, 2021
For COVID-19, predictions of what it will take to reach herd immunity vary wildly, and it's more complicated than one magic number.
Don't count on herd immunity to eliminate workplace COVID-19 precautions just yet.
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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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