To get vaccines to more people, the priority system needs to loosen up

The federal government should have started preparing for a vaccine rollout essentially as soon as the pandemic began. (Pixabay/) More than 13.5 million Americans have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine—the most of any country on Earth. While that might sound impressive, it falls short of what’s possible, given the number of […]

Researchers urge priority vaccination for individuals with diabetes — ScienceDaily

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have discovered individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes infected with COVID-19 are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalization compared with people without diabetes. Because of this amplified impact, they are urging policymakers to prioritize these individuals for COVID-19 vaccination. Their findings were […]