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In France, consumers and business owners react to new "health pass"

Jul 30, 2021
The health pass requires people to show proof of vaccination before going into cafés, restaurants and bars, among other venues, along with some forms of transportation.
A man shows his health pass to a vendor before sitting at a coffee shop in Benerville-sur-Mer on July 27.
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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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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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Consumers may be ready to release their pent-up demand

Feb 25, 2021
As the pandemic retreats, Americans who can afford to spend on things they've been deprived of may start spending.
After months of shopping online, many Americans look forward to visiting brick-and-mortar stores.
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How vaccination is going in Appalachia

Jan 29, 2021
Health systems are having to coordinate coronavirus vaccines across state lines.
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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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Biden plans federal board to surge COVID-19 testing. What might that look like?

Jan 5, 2021
To boost testing, the Biden team has proposed a federal Pandemic Testing Board, modeled after the War Production Board.
President-elect Joe Biden announces key members of his health team in December. Ramping up coronavirus testing will be one of his priorities.
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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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Vaccine delivery across the country faces complex supply chain challenges

Dec 10, 2020
Within 24 hours of emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, the vaccine maker Pfizer plans to move the product to patients nationwide.
A worker prepares boxes of vaccines before shipment at a French pharmaceutical company world distribution center.
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What it will take to persuade people to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 7, 2020
Scare tactics and facts are actually among the least effective strategies.
Having famous people get vaccinated on camera is one tactic. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have already volunteered.
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