Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why

Though COVID-19 has killed almost twice as many Black Americans as whites, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they're eager to receive the vaccine as soon as it's available to them.

Esther Jones, Associate Professor of English, affiliate with Africana Studies and Women's & Gender Studies, Clark University • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~9 min

Why herd immunity may be impossible without vaccinating children against COVID-19

With a third of adults saying they likely won't get the vaccine, the US has a herd immunity math problem.

Rodney E. Rohde, Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~7 min

Vaccinating children: Is COVID-19 herd immunity possible without them?

The US has a herd immunity math problem, with a COVID-19 vaccine not yet approved for children under 16 and a third of adults saying they likely won't get it.

Rodney E. Rohde, Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~7 min

Vaccinating children: Is herd immunity to COVID-19 possible without them?

The US has a herd immunity math problem, with a COVID-19 vaccine not yet approved for children under 16 and a third of adults saying they likely won't get it.

Rodney E. Rohde, Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~7 min

We're building a vaccine corps of medical and nursing students – they could transform how we reach underserved areas

One university is showing how the vaccine corps concept can speed up vaccination rates, including launching a large-scale vaccination site staffed by hundreds of students and volunteers.

Michael F. Collins, Chancellor and Professor of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
Feb. 10, 2021 ~7 min

We're building a vaccine corps of medical and nursing students – it could transform efforts to vaccinate underserved areas

One university is showing how the vaccine corps concept can speed up vaccination rates, including launching a large-scale vaccination site staffed by hundreds of students and volunteers.

Michael F. Collins, Chancellor and Professor of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
Feb. 10, 2021 ~7 min

What a squeezed rubber ducky suggests about the lingering effects of vaccine misinformation

Vaccine hesitancy will not go away fast. In fact, there are parallels in the physical world to how quickly or slowly an object returns to its normal state.

Feng Fu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dartmouth College • conversation
Feb. 4, 2021 ~8 min

Why the next major hurdle to ending the pandemic will be about persuading people to get vaccinated

Getting a vaccine is proving difficult for many older people now, but the mad rush for the vaccine won't last long. Many people don't want to get one at all, and that will impede herd immunity.

Matt Motta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Jan. 27, 2021 ~7 min

Why the next major hurdle to ending the pandemic will be about convincing people to get vaccinated

Getting a vaccine is proving difficult for many older people now, but the mad rush for the vaccine won't last long. Many people don't want to get one at all, and that will impede herd immunity.

Matt Motta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Jan. 27, 2021 ~7 min

Technology can keep up with COVID variants, say experts

Despite worries that a new coronavirus variant may be able to evade vaccines just being distributed, a Harvard public health expert expressed confidence in the same technology that produced the vaccines in record time.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 22, 2021 ~6 min

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