Survey Result Details
We are undoubtedly social creatures impacted by our surroundings. The two surveys conducted over December and January found that nearly all readers would get the vaccine – which comes as no surprise.
But it was very surprising to find that many of our readers responded that they would be more influenced by the responses and reactions of their peers to the vaccine than by the national data on vaccine safety.
Either we believe the data will change as more people take the vaccine, or we tend to value the opinions of our peers more than the data from clinical studies.
It will be interesting to see how much the data does change in the coming months, as more population level variability affect the efficacy of the vaccines.
Perhaps many readers astutely noted that the vaccine’s effectiveness would change over time. Or perhaps many readers are simply more intuitive by nature.
Vaccination rates vary by county, determined by local factors
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected certain underserved and high-risk populations, including people of color, those with underlying health conditions, and those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines for these communities can help address the disparate health effects of the virus and achieve herd immunity.
The Biden administration has identified vaccine equity as a priority, but states and local jurisdictions vary in how and the extent to which they prioritize equity. Given that vaccine roll-out in the U.S. is inherently local, understanding how vaccination rates vary at the local level is important for informing outreach efforts and addressing equity.
Earlier CDC analysis found that, as of early March, counties with high social vulnerability had lower vaccination rates than counties with low social vulnerability.
Source: Kaisesr Permanente Foundation
Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, the first Indian physician trained in the United States
Anandibai travelled to New York from Kolkata (Calcutta) by ship, chaperoned by two female English missionary acquaintances of the Thorborns. In New York, Theodicia Carpenter received her in June 1883. Anandibai wrote to the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, asking to be admitted to their medical program, which was the second women’s medical […]