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Facing Many Unknowns, States Rush To Plan Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Facing Many Unknowns, States Rush To Plan Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Will Be Challenging. States Rush To Plan Ahead : Shots - Health News A vaccine will only work if a lot of people can get immunized. State health officials are working furiously to design outreach and distribution plans, with little clarity from the federal government.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsUpdated at 1 pm, to include comment from the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services Even the most effective, safest coronavirus vaccine won't work to curb the spread of the virus unless a large number of people get immunized. And...

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Trump Announces Partnership With CVS, Walgreens For Nursing Home COVID Vaccination

Trump Announces Partnership With CVS, Walgreens For Nursing Home COVID Vaccination

Trump Announces Partnership With CVS, Walgreens For Nursing Home COVID Vaccination : Coronavirus Live Updates The federal government is offering nursing homes the chance to opt in to the new program, in which pharmacy staff would deliver and administer a future vaccine on site.The Trump administration announced a new partnership with two major national pharmacy chains to facilitate the distribution of a future coronavirus vaccine to nursing homes on Friday. "Today, I'm thrilled to announce that we have just finalized a partnership with CVS and Walgreens," President Trump told a group in...

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce Barely 'Inching Up' As Cases Surge

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce Barely 'Inching Up' As Cases Surge

Contact Tracing Survey: U.S. Workforce Surpasses 50,000 But Falls Short Of Need : Shots - Health News The number of people working to stop COVID-19 outbreaks from spreading is far from the level needed in most states, according to a new NPR survey and analysis. Find out how your state is doing.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe United States has more than 50,000 contact tracers for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to a survey of states conducted by the in collaboration with NPR. The total number of contact tracers reported in all U.S. states and...

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Contact Tracing For The White House Coronavirus Cluster Presents Challenges

Contact Tracing For The White House Coronavirus Cluster Presents Challenges

Contact Tracing For The White House Coronavirus Cluster Presents Challenges Health departments urged those who attended a Rose Garden event seemingly responsible for a coronavirus outbreak to get tested. Contact tracing for the event has been a challenge.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsHealth departments urged those who attended a Rose Garden event seemingly responsible for a coronavirus outbreak to get tested. Contact tracing for the event has been a challenge.NPR thanks our sponsors

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How Do You Contact Trace The President Of The United States?

How Do You Contact Trace The President Of The United States?

The President Saw A Lot Of People This Week. Which Ones Might Be Infected? : Live Updates: Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus The President's diagnosis calls for contact tracing on a massive scale. Luckily, not everyone President Trump saw this week with is a high risk exposure. Here's who is.Regular, every-day contact tracing for the coronavirus typically entails a health worker calling up to a dozen or so contacts of the person with the known infection. But what does it look like when you're contact tracing the President of the United States, in the hectic, jam-packed last weeks of a...

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States Prepare For Potential Fall Vaccine Distribution Under Pressure From CDC

States Prepare For Potential Fall Vaccine Distribution Under Pressure From CDC

States Prepare For Potential Fall Vaccine Distribution Under Pressure From CDC : Coronavirus Live Updates "We've got to take a deep breath," says one health official about the rapid timeline pushed by the CDC. "It is very clear that we need to lean forward to prepare to deliver the vaccine."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently sent guidance to states on how to prepare to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. for a distribution plan as soon as October and said that vaccination sites should be ready by Nov. 1. Those dates caught a lot of people off guard and set off some alarm...

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CDC Wants States To Plan For COVID-19 Distribution By October

CDC Wants States To Plan For COVID-19 Distribution By October

CDC Wants States To Plan For COVID-19 Distribution By October The CDC wants states to come up with plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine by October. It's a tight deadline, especially as plans for testing and contact tracing have been slow to come to fruition.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe CDC wants states to come up with plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine by October. It's a tight deadline, especially as plans for testing and contact tracing have been slow to come to fruition.RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently sent...

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