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Education Is Now a Bigger Factor Than Race in Desire for COVID-19 Vaccine
New survey results show while racial and ethnic differences in vaccine hesitancy persist, level of education now has a stronger effect on people’s willingness to get the vaccine.
Prepare Now to Overcome Resistance to COVID-19 Vaccinations
The lesson from past campaigns is that even good and safe vaccines need boosters, and not just the kind with needles. Psychology and behavioral science provide some key insights about how a public service campaign should be designed.
COVID-19 Is on the Run — Expect the Pandemic to Be Under Control by Memorial Day
Rising immunity from vaccines and prior exposure means we should have COVID-19 cornered by Memorial Day. That doesn’t mean the virus will be out of our lives. But its impact should be reduced to something approaching a normal flu season in terms of deaths and hospitalizations.
Improving and Accelerating Vaccine Distribution
About 1.5 million Americans are getting a COVID-19 shot each day. At that rate, it might take until 2022 to get all Americans fully vaccinated. In addition, widely varying distribution strategies are creating significant disparities in who gets inoculated. Join the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, the Price School of Public Policy and the School of Pharmacy on March 4th for a discussion about the current state of the vaccine distribution.
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