COVID-19 vaccine trials are being undermined by a lack of diversity

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To make sure a vaccine works for everyone, everyone needs to be in the trials. At least 10 COVID-19 vaccines are currently in the final phase of their trials, where the vaccine is given to thousands of people to test its safety and efficacy. But as the quest for a coronavirus vaccine continues, experts say there’s still an issue with how diverse these trials are, which could impact how effective a vaccine is for everyone. Read Full Story

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How to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine: Lessons from Amazon and Walmart

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Supply-chain ideas practiced by Amazon and Walmart can help reduce waste and minimize shortages of COVID-19 vaccines. The initial rollout of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has begun, and vaccines are shipping across the U.S. Demand for COVID-19 vaccines will outpace supply for the foreseeable future. Yet experts have warned that a substantial proportion of these highly perishable vaccines could go to waste if they are not being used before they expire. Read Full Story

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4 reasons not to get excited about Russia’s COVID-19 ‘vaccine’

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Russia’s vaccine is likely more about geopolitics and approval ratings than actual scientific rigor. If there’s one holy grail in the world today, it’s a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Billions are being poured into vaccine research around the world by both governments and private industry, hoping that such a vaccine can save lives and stabilize the global economy at the same time. Read Full Story

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How to get a COVID-19 vaccine by volunteering

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As vaccination sites expand, states need volunteers to help with the logistics of vaccinating the masses. Psssst. Are you eagerly seeking a COVID-19 vaccine but are not yet eligible in your state? There’s one possible path to getting that priceless stab in your arm that you can feel good about: Volunteering at a vaccination site, which could make you a frontline worker and therefore immediately eligible. Read Full Story

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