The Trump administration did initially want to collect information from all registrants, including Social Security and passport numbers, prompting a back-and-forth with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who argued there’s no reason they’d need it. “I’m not going to give information that can be used to deport people,” he said in a press conference. The federal government dropped that requirement after Cuomo and other leaders and public health experts argued that it’s in the entire country’s best public health interest to remove vaccination barriers for everyone in order to increase the number of people getting immunized and achieve herd immunity. … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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Already, Biden has said that he will open up vaccinations to more people, ramp up production of more vaccines, and withhold a small number of doses to ensure that people can get a second dose within the prescribed time period. The president also wants to increase the number of places where people can receive vaccines to include community health centers, mobile health units, pharmacies, and other locations like stadiums and school gymnasiums. He plans to erect a giant workforce of vaccinators using retired health workers, the national guard, military medical personnel, and first responders. … [Read more...] about Biden has inherited the worst health crisis in memory. Can he turn it around?
Still, nearly a half-century later, cancer remains the second-leading cause of death worldwide and is projected to become the first. About one in three women and one in two men can expect a diagnosis in their lifetimes, and the current death toll includes 600,000 Americans annually. While two vaccines for the novel coronavirus were developed and approved by the FDA in a little less than a year, a cure for cancer has remained so elusive for so long that it’s become something of a self-deprecating punchline in response to a compliment (“Thanks, but I’m not exactly curing cancer here”). As we approach the war on cancer’s 50-year mark, why has this disease been such a tough nut to crack? … [Read more...] about A new early-detection blood test marks a leap forward in the war on cancer
Some ISPs such as Comcast limit how much data you can move without paying extra money. Poor people can barely afford a basic connection. Doctors using Zoom to power their telehealth connections can destroy a patient’s smartphone’ data caps. Much attention has been paid to rural America’s broadband issues, but some state and federal government agencies (as well as the media) are not paying attention to the severity of the need in urban areas. … [Read more...] about It’s time to fully embrace telehealth—for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond