Connecticut Using Canvassing, ‘Virtual House Parties’ to Coax Black and Latino Residents to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine

The $2.9 million initiative funded by the federal government will focus on knocking on doors through Labor Day to boost vaccination rates among these groups.

The Fourth Surge Is Upon Us. This Time, It’s Different.

A deadlier and more transmissible variant has taken root, but now we have the tools to stop it if we want.

How Two States Resolved Problems with PrepMod’s Vaccine Management System

Virginia and Maryland both experienced issues with vaccine appointment link sharing. Virginia opted to develop its own vaccine management platform, while Maryland worked with the vendor.

How School Lunch Could Improve When Classrooms are Full Again

COMMENTARY | School lunch is a lot less fun during a pandemic.

Mayors Want Vaccines Distributed Directly to Cities

The proposal, pitched to the White House on Monday, would mean bypassing states. It’s likely to be a tough sell given the added complications it would involve.

COVID-21: A Primer

The coronavirus is changing. So is the disease it causes.

How One State’s Public Health Defunding Led to Vaccination Chaos

The situation in Missouri is contributing to racial inequity with vaccinations and forcing some people to drive hours to get shots.

Share of Remote Workers Comfortable Returning to Office Rises, Survey Finds

But the results also suggest most people want to see their coworkers vaccinated before going back.

Americans Grow More Confident in Safety of In-person Religious Services, Poll Finds

But the number of people attending church on Easter Sunday in early April will likely be down compared to normal, the results also show.

People Gave Up on Flu Pandemic Measures a Century Ago When They Tired of Them – and Paid a Price

COMMENTARY | The way Americans emerged from the earlier pandemic could suggest what post-pandemic life will be like this time around.

What Lies Ahead for State Health and Human Services Programs

COMMENTARY | States and counties will face complex health and human services challenges over the next year.

Following Your Gut Isn’t the Right Way to Go

COMMENTARY | The experts had a rough year. We still have to trust them.

In America, Covid Vaccine Eligibility Is a ‘Crazy Quilt’ of State Rules

Across the country, a mishmash of rules to qualify for the Covid-19 vaccine is creating difficulties for people seeking the shots.

For States’ Covid Contact Tracing Apps, Privacy Tops Utility

Nearly half the states have or are planning to launch a digital contact tracing system, but critics say the technology has overemphasized privacy at the cost of usefulness.

Landmark Covid Relief Law Pumps More Than $100 Billion Into Public Health

But advocates are worried that the support will dry up as the pandemic passes and say more sustainable funding is needed.

‘An Insult’: Attorneys General Slam Purdue Restructuring Plan

Under the proposal filed this week, the OxyContin manufacturer would pay $4.25 billion to states, municipalities and others.

Why the Pandemic Experts Failed

We’re still thinking about pandemic data in the wrong ways.

The Push is On To Recruit Enough Vaccinators

As states prepare to begin vaccinating the general public in the coming weeks and months, the White House is taking steps to make sure there are enough workers to administer the shots.

Florida Officials to Spring Breakers: Please Try to Not Spread Covid Everywhere

City and county leaders in Florida, prohibited from enforcing local mask mandates, are relying largely on public messaging to keep visitors in line.

Cities Direct Johnson & Johnson Vaccine to Homeless Populations

There are practical reasons why it makes sense to use the one-dose vaccine for hard-to-reach groups, but experts say the practice can also fuel skepticism and concern if public officials aren’t careful.

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