Selena Simmons-Duffin

Selena Simmons-Duffin appears in the following:

Why Is It So Hard To Figure Out Where To Get Vaccinated For COVID-19?

Monday, February 08, 2021

NPR's Selena Simmons-Duffin offers a few tips for navigating the messy, confusing and difficult patchwork system to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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U.S. Cuts $231 Million Deal To Provide 15-Minute COVID-19 At-Home Tests

Monday, February 01, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to Ellume's rapid test in December, after it showed 96% accuracy in a U.S. clinical study.

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Biden To Expand Access To Reproductive Health Care And Obamacare

Thursday, January 28, 2021

President Biden is signing two executive actions designed to expand access to reproductive health care and health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

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Biden To Sign 2 Executive Actions Related To Health Care

Thursday, January 28, 2021

President Biden on Thursday is expected to sign two executive actions aimed at expanding access to health insurance and reproductive health care.

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Biden Takes 1st Executive Actions To Fight The Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, January 21, 2021

President Biden began putting his pandemic strategy into action. He is saying he will use Defense Production Act powers to boost production of vaccines, testing equipment and supplies in the U.S.

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Biden's Plan To Expand Coronavirus Vaccine Access

Saturday, January 16, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden plans for a mass vaccination push that will dramatically expand access amid a worsening pandemic and limited vaccine supply.

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Biden Reveals Plans For COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Friday, January 15, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has released the details of his plans to revamp the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Also, the Trump administration reportedly has used up the second dose reserve.

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Biden To Reveal His Emergency Pandemic Relief Plan

Thursday, January 14, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden is set on Thursday to outline his plan for a coronavirus relief package that he wants Congress to act upon quickly after he takes office.

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Trump Officials Call For States To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Trump administration officials on Tuesday announced several changes to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, including a call for states to open up eligibility to everyone age 65 and older.

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Trump Administration Urges States To Open COVID-19 Vaccination To Everyone Over 65

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The federal government announced several big changes to its vaccine plans, upending earlier guidance about whom to prioritize for the next phase.

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What The U.S. Can Do To Improve The Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Saturday, January 09, 2021

The rollout of the coronavirus vaccines has been slow and haphazard. But there are a number of steps the U.S. government could take to get more American vaccinated and slow the pandemic.

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Biden's Plan To Release More Vaccine Is A Gamble. Is It Worth The Risk?

Friday, January 08, 2021

Experts argue that pushing out more COVID-19 vaccine doses to states sooner may be a good idea, even if it means there's a chance some people's second dose gets delayed.

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Here's How The U.S. Can Jump Start Its Sluggish COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Friday, January 08, 2021

With case and death counts still surging, the pressure is on to vaccinate as many people as possible. Here's what it will take to get more Americans their shots, fast.

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U.S. Sees A Spike In Contact Tracing Workers, NPR Survey Shows

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The latest results from NPR's contact tracing survey finds a sharp increase in staffing since October, with the national workforce now topping 70,000.

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For Overwhelmed And Burnt Out COVID-19 Contact Tracers, Help Is (Hopefully) Coming

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

NPR's latest survey finds the contact tracing workforce now tops 70,000, a dramatic increase in the last two months. But to meet the growing demand, new federal funding will be key.

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NPR Answers Your Vaccine Questions

Sunday, December 20, 2020

We answer listener questions related to the two new COVID-19 vaccines.

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FDA Gives OK To 2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has granted Moderna's coronavirus vaccine emergency use authorization. It will be distributed around the country beginning Sunday.

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First Shipments Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Delivered Monday

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Distribution of the Pfizer vaccine has begun, with shipments expected to reach 636 sites this week. The first shots could be given as soon as tomorrow.

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CDC Advisers Agree With FDA: COVID-19 Vaccine Is OK For Public Use

Saturday, December 12, 2020

An independent federal advisory committee to the CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people over 16. But state health leaders say distribution and funding challenges remain.

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Distribution Begins For 1st Coronavirus Vaccine. What's Next?

Saturday, December 12, 2020

After the FDA granted emergency use for first COVID-19 vaccine, the initial doses started getting packed up on Saturday, with the first shipments to be delivered Monday.

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