Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It

first_imgThe C.D.C. advisory group has also stressed the importance of a campaign to persuade the public to take the vaccine, noting that messages were likely to be more effective if they came from community leaders than from the federal government. North Carolina says its campaign will use “photos, video, and personal testimony of celebrities, leaders of historically marginalized populations, and other trusted messengers receiving vaccine as early adopters.” As soon as the F.D.A. approves a vaccine, the C.D.C.’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet to issue recommendations, already in the works, on how it should be distributed. It will almost certainly say that health care workers should be the group with the highest priority for vaccination, followed by essential service workers, people with high-risk medical conditions and those older than 65.But states will be allowed flexibility within those guidelines; Maryland, for example, plans to include its prison and jail populations in its “Phase 1” priority group. State officials also have to figure out whom to focus on within priority populations if they get less vaccine than they need.During the C.D.C. advisory committee’s meeting last month, some members said they wanted to ensure that information about any safety problems would be made public quickly. The Department of Health and Human Services has said its goal is to start shipping a vaccine within a day of F.D.A. authorization. Until now, the F.D.A. and the C.D.C. have maintained one data system for patients or providers to report bad reactions to vaccines. They plan to supplement that system with a smartphone-based tool that checks in with individuals who have been vaccinated to see whether they have had any health problems.- Advertisement – Record-keeping requirements will also be an overwhelming task, officials said. The C.D.C. wants to track, in real time, the age, sex, race and ethnicity of everyone who is vaccinated — states usually provide such data quarterly, at best — so it can analyze how well the vaccination campaign is going among different demographic groups day by day and make adjustments if certain populations or regions have low vaccination rates. The C.D.C., which holds frequent planning calls with state and local health officials, is also still working on persuading states to hand over the personal data of their citizens. In its data use agreement with the states, the agency has requested each vaccine recipient’s name, date of birth, address, race, ethnicity and certain medical history.“States have never had to report that to the federal government,” said J.T. Lane, the chief population health and innovation officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, adding that his organization was seeking clarity on exactly how the information would be used. In particular, the organization’s members worry that the information could be used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to track undocumented immigrants.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Korean Ambassador’s Championships Returns to Lagos

first_imgOver 150 athletes from 20 teams will arrive Lagos this week to compete at the 10th Korean Ambassador’s Cup, scheduled to hold on 17th and 18th October 2019 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Lagos.Competitors at the prestigious tournament, which is being organised by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation and supported by the Embassy of Korea in Nigeria, will do battle in a total of 21 events including 16 Kyeorugi events and five Poomsae events.Technology to be deployed at the event would include the Daedo Gen 2 electronic scoring system, Taekoplan Overall Venue Management System and Instant Video Replay, which would ensure that the event matchesRegistration for the event was done online through the World Taekwondo Global Membership System, and plans have been concluded to stream the event live to ensure it reaches a global audience.Winners will walk away with Taekwondo Equipment and huge National Ranking Points, and the best male and female athlete who would walk away with brand new Flat TV sets as the grand prizes.  Free tournament T-shirts will also be given to all participants and spectators who grace the event.To add special glamour to the event, spectators and participants will be treated to a special performance from the international award-winning Kukkiwon Demo team, who are flying in from South Korea to exhibit their well-known acrobatic displays during the closing ceremony on 18th October 2019. Registered for the event are athletes from Akwa Ibom, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, FCT, Delta, Osun, Taraba, Oyo, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Anambra, Edo, Ebonyi, Ondo, Nigeria Army, Nigeria Police, NSCDC and various other Clubs.A good number of the athletes that represented Nigeria at the 12th All African Games will be in action for the first time since the event in August, including All African Games Bronze Medallist, Benjamin Okuomose; African Youth Bronze Medallist, Chidinma Okoko Helen; Commonwealth Medallists Josephine Esuku and 2018 KAC Gold Medallist and MVP, Ifeoluwa Ajayi.The last time Lagos hosted the prestigious Korean Ambassador’s series was in 2016. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mike Trout and new bride post winter wonderland wedding photo

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It’s being referred to on social media as Mike Trout’s best catch.The Angels’ star outfielder was married over the weekend, walking down the aisle with Jessica Tara Cox, his high school sweetheart.If the photo below from Trout’s Twitter feed is any indication, the wedding had a romantic winter theme. Trout’s nuptials were held on Saturday, the same day the Angels announced the signing of Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani. Teammate Garrett Richards was reportedly a member of the wedding party.And, a photo tweeted from Jessica Tara Cox on her wedding weekend:last_img