• Vaccine registration technology is failing. Here's how the Biden administration could fix it

    6 days ago - By STAT

    The crashes of online vaccine scheduling systems have become a sad symbol of how technology has hampered the nation's Covid-19 vaccination campaign, leaving people unable to sign up or find out when and where they can get their shots.
    But it doesn't have to be that way. The technology and expertise to schedule people and line them up according to priority levels is widely available, health data experts said. It just needs to be implemented based on a set of best practices, so that people can be moved through the system efficiently.
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  • Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

    6 days ago - By New York Times

    Some staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities don't want to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Their employers are trying to change their minds.
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  • Amid last minute changes and funding shortfalls, Biden adviser predicts a slow start to the ‘100 million vaccines in 100 days' goal 

    6 days ago - By STAT

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden is promising to administer 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in his first 100 days - but some of his top advisers are already warning that the early days of that effort are going to be rocky.
    The 100-day goal, which would require the Biden team to administer 1 million doses a day, each day, for his first 100 days, would represent a significant ramp-up from the pace set by the Trump administration, which has vaccinated roughly 10.2 million Americans over the course of 30 days.
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  • Opinion: With Covid-19, ‘vaccine nationalism' is a worrisome trend

    6 days ago - By STAT

    Just after New Year's Day, regulators in India granted authorization for restricted use to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, adding another Covid-19 vaccine to the list of those that have been approved for use in various countries around the world.
    New vaccines against Covid-19 are sorely needed worldwide, especially in low-income countries, which are being left behind as high-income countries adopt “vaccine nationalism” and snatch up doses at the expense of those with less means.
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