Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color [OpEd] The numbers are sobering: In just over a year since the coronavirus first appeared in the United States, global deaths have exceeded 2.5 million, according to Johns Hopkins data, with the US death toll surpassing the grim… Read More »Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color [OpEd]
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color [OpEd] Vaccine hesitancy is common in communities of color based, in part, on historical harms inflicted by health care that led to a lack of trust. The Doctor Weighs In
Beaumont Health’s CIO Hans Keil spoke with MedCity News about the incident where an unknown user publicly shared a link to access its Covid-19 vaccination scheduling services, the safeguards the health system has put into place since and what his team’s IT priorities are for… Read More »Behind the scenes of Beaumont’s Covid-19 vaccination scheduling breach
An unknown user publicly shared a link to access Beaumont’s Epic-enabled vaccination scheduling services, which resulted in 2,700 people making unauthorized appointments for a Covid-19 vaccine. The Michigan-based health system had to shut down its vaccination scheduling services and cancel the appointments.
Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first? Since I am an economist, let’s try to figure this out mathematically. Let’s give each person or group of people a score or ranking and vaccinate each individual in priority. One key factor, is that we should the… Read More »The perfect COVID-19 vaccination strategy
A 90-year-old woman has become the first person given a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the UK’s mass vaccination programme. Margaret Keenan was given the injection at 06:31 this morning at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Keenan turns 91 next week and the… Read More »First COVID-19 vaccinations begin in UK hospitals
Interesting findings from an NBER working paper by Cronin and Evans (2020): Higher-quality nursing homes, as measured by inspection ratings, have substantially lower COVID-19 mortality. Quality does not predict the ability to prevent any COVID-19 resident or staff cases, but higher-quality establishments prevent the spread… Read More »COVID-19, nursing home quality and vaccination