Trump administration leaving states hanging on COVID-19 vaccine plans: ‘This is all going to be very messy’
According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's outgoing administration has -- to date -- shared very little information with the individual states on when they can expect the coming COVID-19 vaccines, how to distribute them and how they should prioritize who should receive them.
With the president barely involved with the White House task force whose job it is to stem the rising tide of coronavirus infections, states looking for guidance are coming up empty-handed.
The report notes that there has been an agreement that frontline workers -- 21 million health care workers in all -- involved with dealing with COVID-19 victims should be at the front of the line, but after that the federal government is leaving the hard decisions about how to proceed to the states.
‘We’re going to have to vaccinate 5,000 a day just in Detroit’ for COVID-19, mayor says
DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine and making sure every resident gets it will be more difficult than virus testing.“We’re looking now at the reality that when we were testing 1,200 people a day, that was a major undertaking,” Duggan told Margaret Brennon on Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”“To get the vaccinations out we’re going to have to vaccinate 5,000 a day just in Detroit,” Duggan said. “We haven’t begun as a country to address what it’s going to take to actually inject people with the vaccine.”Pending regulatory approval, Michigan is slated to rec... (more…)
Mental health related visits to the ER increased for children during the pandemic: CDC
As lockdown restrictions return due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new research that shows the negative impact of the pandemic on the mental health of children and adolescents.Researchers found that the proportion of emergency department visits related to mental-health were up 24% for children aged 5 to 11 and 31% for children aged 12 to 17 from April through October, compared with the same time period last year. The findings, published last week, add to existing research suggesting that COVID-19 has had a negati... (more…)