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

Will the COVID-19 vaccine work as well in patients with obesity?

Americans with excess weight and obesity have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now there is reason to believe they may not get the same protection from the vaccines.

Cate Varney, Clinical Physician, University of Virginia • conversation
Feb. 8, 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

How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what you need to know and which state strategies are working

Getting pharmacies more involved could be a game changer, particularly for reaching minorities, older adults without internet access and others left behind.

Steven W. Chen, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Southern California • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

The great polio vaccine mess and the lessons it holds about federal coordination for today's COVID-19 vaccination effort

Massive vaccine distribution efforts take a lot of coordination. The rollout of the Salk polio vaccine in the US in 1955 holds lessons for those delivering COVID-19 shots today.

Bert Spector, Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~8 min

Getting COVID-19 vaccines to rural Americans is harder than it looks – but there are ways to lift the barriers

The vaccines' cold storage requirements and shipment rules put small, rural communities at a disadvantage, but that's only part of a long-running challenge.

Pamela Stewart Fahs, Professor of Rural Nursing, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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