But signing up for a shot poses problems. Those cities have firmly stated they would not send any personal data to governmental authorities. Yet there are still hurdles. “It’s not that people are specifically excluding immigrants, but in practice, the social environment doesn’t permit them to participate,” says Catalina Sol, executive director of La Clínica del Pueblo, a nonprofit community healthcare clinic in Washington, D.C. The practice serves 5,000 patients, the majority of whom are Latino, ranging from children of citizens to people who arrived by land a few days ago. “These are systems that are not necessarily exclusionary by intent, but by default.” … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Mmr vaccine concerns
THE PARADOX OF MEDICAL PROGRESS “One of the reasons is that cancer is not one disease—it’s actually hundreds of different diseases,” says Dr. Deborah Schrag of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. “Some cancers are caused by viruses, like the HPV virus, which causes cervical cancer. Others are related to tobacco, like lung cancer; or obesity, like pancreas cancer; and so on. There are so many different risk factors and pathways that lead to many different diseases. So even though we often refer to cancer as one condition, it’s really an umbrella term.” … [Read more...] about A new early-detection blood test marks a leap forward in the war on cancer
Counties and cities are placing modified kiosks in homeless shelters and food banks. It’s not just about putting hardware in the right places, though: “Counties are setting up kiosks in homeless shelters to provide ‘safety net’ free emergency and general health services without patients needing to visit urgent care clinics,” says Eric Haden, president at Drexly Telehealth Solutions. “Many providers could easily be connected to a kiosk network for a wide range of medical issues including various specialty types.” … [Read more...] about It’s time to fully embrace telehealth—for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
Parler could run into other choke points as well. The social network does not have a clear business model—CEO John Matze has previously described some kind of influencer marketing plan—and its funding sources are murky. Given that Stripe and PayPal have both stopped processing payments from the Donald Trump campaign, and that Shopify has taken down Trump’s campaign store, Parler could conceivably run into similar struggles if it ever wanted to solicit payments from users. Like Gab, it may have to rely on fringe payment processors with limited capabilities. … [Read more...] about Here’s why Parler is still struggling to come back online
Finally, Raimondo could have some influence over the Biden Administration’s posture on tech antitrust issues. The government has now filed major antitrust cases against Google in October and Facebook in December, and all of the “big four,” including Apple and Amazon, face antitrust investigations at the state or federal levels, or both. There is lots of interest on the Democratic side to pursue these cases, and to move to limit the unchecked power of major tech companies through sweeping new regulation. … [Read more...] about Biden picked an ex-VC to run Commerce. Her ties to tech might be too close