News You Can Use – Getting the Vaccine Roll out Right
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of January.
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As I did last month I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners. We focused this week on the vaccine rollout and the challenges to the production, distribution, and logistics of getting vaccines in people’s arms. We review the roll out today in the US, the problem with a vaccine that were promised to states falling short in supply leaving people with appointments that have to be canceled, and examples of vaccine delivery success that applied a combination of simplicity and pragmatism that used a simple age-based strategy that made sure there was no waste or delay and was fully transparent. Ultimately simplicity is at the core of success.
We review the variants (B117 aka UK variant and the B1351 aka the South African variant) and what the latest science tells us about their impact on our mitigation of the pandemic and discuss COVID19 vaccine scams that have been duping some into paying a fee for ‘early access’ to vaccines. As Craig points out:
Too good to be true then it probably is. It should be free.
Listen in to hear the latest news on masks and if an N95 mask or double masking should be in your future.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.