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The White House is changing its vaccine distribution strategy. (Washington Post)
Do monetary incentives work for COVID-19 vaccination? A study suggests they do. (New York Times)
Pfizer is planning to seek FDA authorization of its COVID vaccine for kids ages 2 to 11 years by September. (CNN)
Speaking of Pfizer, it’s already planning to give people booster shots of its vaccine, with the elderly and those with underlying health conditions likely to be first in line. (CNBC)
As of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 32,513,455 cases and 578,503 deaths, up 41,277 and 938, respectively, since this time a day ago.
Haiti is a poor and crowded place, but it still has a very low COVID-19 death rate. (NPR)
Students from India living in the U.S. are raising money to help with care for COVID-19 patients in their home country. (NBC News)
Over 56% of the adult U.S. population have received their first COVID shot, with 41% fully vaccinated, according to the latest CDC data.
But vaccinations among men are lagging. Why? (Time)
Will the Novavax coronavirus vaccine be approved or authorized for emergency use in the U.S.? The American Medical Association developed CPT codes for it, just in case.
One side effect of the pandemic is starting to show up: previously undiagnosed cancers. (ProPublica)
Eight lions at an Indian zoo are among the latest animals to contract COVID-19. (Daily Mail)
For teenagers, COVID-19 vaccine timing can also affect the timing of other vaccines. (New York Times)
Fear of forced vaccinations is causing some people to move from one state to another. (WISTV)
In other news:
- Wanna try having a baby on board an airplane? Make sure you have three NICU nurses and a doctor on hand. (CNN)
- Elizabeth Holmes made her first court appearance in more than a year; the former Theranos CEO is on trial over charges of criminal fraud. (CNBC)
- Use of genetically modified male mosquitoes to reduce a certain mosquito population in Florida is causing controversy. (Washington Post)
- In some Southern states, people have to drive for hours to get their loved ones care for strokes. (Kaiser Health News)