Tag: Health Affairs (Journal)

In Massachusetts, Inmates Will Be Among First to Get Vaccines

Carol Rose, executive director of the A.C.L.U. of Massachusetts, said, “Prisons and jails are just petri dishes for the coronavirus.” She added, “We need to reduce incarceration levels and release people who aren’t a danger to society, so more people are alive to receive the vaccine when it becomes available.” But in Massachusetts, as in […]

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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care

Now the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, a federally funded research group, is prospectively collecting data during the pandemic from more than 800,000 women and nearly 100 mammography centers across the country. Millions of women missed their regular mammograms in the first wave of the pandemic. Before the pandemic, about 100,000 women had screening mammograms each […]

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Are Covid-19 Vaccines Really 95% Effective?

The front-runners in the vaccine race seem to be working far better than anyone expected: Pfizer and BioNTech announced this week that their vaccine had an efficacy rate of 95 percent. Moderna put the figure for its vaccine at 94.5 percent. In Russia, the makers of the Sputnik vaccine claimed their efficacy rate was over […]

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Kamala Harris and the Push to Cut Hosptal Bills in California

As a former state attorney general, Senator Kamala D. Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, has received significant scrutiny of her record on law enforcement, facing questions and criticism about uneven prosecutions of killings by police officers. But she is less known for another role she took on, opposing the consolidation of institutions in […]

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