Rural vaccinations rise but still lag behind cities

Sep 6, 2021
An uptick in vaccination rates in the rural United States corresponds with rising COVID-19 infections and a slimming number of ICU beds.
Local outreach campaigns have helped boost vaccination rates among residents of rural communities.
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Delta Air Lines' $200 charge to unvaccinated employees puts penalty power to the test

Aug 26, 2021
According to Delta, 75% of its employees are vaccinated.
A Delta Air Lines employee waits for passengers at an empty check-in counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
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U.S. pledge to share 80 million vaccine doses with world stumbles on logistics

Jun 22, 2021
There's no shortage of the medicines, but you can't just put them on planes and hope for the best.
So far, the U.S. has distributed only a fraction of the promised vaccines overseas.
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Waiving patents on COVID-19 vaccines no magic pill for shortage

May 6, 2021
Global vaccine distribution also depends on access to information and having enough production plants.
To ensure that lifting patent restrictions has an impact, vaccine companies need to share know-how with manufacturers around the world.
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White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations

Apr 21, 2021
“We’re calling on every employer, large and small, in every state: Give employees the time off they need with pay to get vaccinated,” Biden said.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the state of vaccinations at the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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What the vaccine rollout is like for three community pharmacists

Apr 16, 2021
They've struggled with exhaustion, low staffing levels and no-shows for appointments.
Health care workers are feeling a lot of pressure to get the vaccine rollout right: making make sure all vaccines are stored correctly, that allergic reactions are prevented and that they’re answering everyone’s questions.
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Music, food and myth-busting bring vaccines to hesitant farmworkers

Apr 14, 2021
As much as 18% of the U.S. agricultural and farmworker population has tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 5% of the general population.
Rico Peralta holds up a bandana with messages in multiple languages spoken in the Central Valley. They’ve found that farmworkers prefer bandanas to face masks.
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COVID vaccines at Dollar General would boost access for low-income populations, study says

Apr 8, 2021
According to the company, 75% of Americans have a Dollar General within 5 miles of their home.
Dollar General has nearly doubled its store count in the last decade, filling in gaps in areas without big-box stores or grocery chains.
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Time for U.S. to share more COVID vaccines?

Mar 22, 2021
The U.S. has secured enough doses to immunize everyone in the country, while much of the world has little to no access to vaccines.
According to experts, refusing to distribute its COVID-19 vaccines globally makes the U.S. look ethically, economically, and scientifically unsound when it comes to recovery.
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People are itching to travel again, even for business

Mar 16, 2021
And many of their bosses are eager for them them to travel again, too.
Airlines are reporting increased bookings.
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