Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: Are chain pharmacies prepared for the onslaught?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: Are chain pharmacies prepared for the onslaught?

When your turn comes, where can you go to get a Covid-19 vaccine? As states and the federal government prepare to vaccinate millions of people this spring, major pharmacy chains and grocery stores like CVS, Walmart, Kroger and Walgreens have emerged as some of the central locations officials say will be distribution points for the […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccinations: On the front lines, travel nurses say they’re being kept in the dark on vaccines

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccinations: On the front lines, travel nurses say they’re being kept in the dark on vaccines

Traveling nurse companies have stayed busy this year. Across the country, demand has skyrocketed for travel nurses in hospitals as healthcare facilities face decreasing staff and increasing need as the pandemic drags on. But despite the industry’s runaway success, travel nurses who spoke to ClearHealthCosts said that they have been excluded from vaccination lists from […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: How medical racism informs mistrust

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: How medical racism informs mistrust

Not all Americans are enthusiastic about the arrival of the vaccine for the novel coronavirus. A study released in December from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than one-third of Black adults surveyed said they would “probably or definitely not” get a Covid vaccine, even if it was free and vetted by scientists. How […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and medical racism: A Black Chicago doctor tells her story

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and medical racism: A Black Chicago doctor tells her story

Dr. Brittani James works on Chicago’s South Side as a family doctor, and also serves as an assistant professor at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois. She also runs with her twin sister, a psychiatrist, the Institute for Antiracism in Medicine. Dr. James sat down for a video interview with ClearHealthCosts in […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccine production: What are the supply chain weaknesses?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccine production: What are the supply chain weaknesses?

The start of the pandemic showed just how fragile medical supply chains can be as the United States saw shortages in basics like personal protective equipment and nasal swabs to administer tests. Now, as the nation enters the next phase – mass vaccination – experts are raising alarm bells at potential shortages of other kinds […]