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Mississippi and Louisiana have some of the worst vaccine rates and highest hospitalizations in U.S.

Medical workers with Delta Health Center wait to vaccinate people at a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic in this rural Delta community on April 27, 2021 in Hollandale, Mississippi. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Covid cases are doubling across several states and hospitals are starting to fill up again, especially in states with lower vaccination rates… Read More »

U.S. is in discussions with Moderna on buying Covid vaccine doses for other nations

A medical worker from Parrish Medical Center holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a drive through vaccination clinic for employees of Port Canaveral, workers at local hotels and restaurants, and residents of the Port Canaveral community. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images The U.S. government is in negotiations with Moderna to… Read More »

Many U.S. adults balk at their contact tracing info being used to fight COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, health departments and private companies touted the potential for contact-tracing apps to help control the spread of COVID-19.  But more than a year in, many of those initiatives have failed to gain meaningful traction – and new research suggests that public interest (or lack thereof) may have played a role.   The… Read More »

EU leaders raise doubts over U.S. plan to waive Covid vaccine patents

France’s President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference during the European Social Summit hosted by the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Palacio de Cristal in Porto. JOSE COELHO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — European leaders have doubts that waiving intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, a proposal… Read More »