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Primary care will play crucial role in getting vaccination efforts across the finish line

To help instill in this group the confidence to get vaccinated, primary-care providers and health systems are key. PCPs are the most trusted source of vaccine information, and their offices are the most preferred location for vaccinations. Survey data confirm this time and again. People want vaccine advice, and the shot itself, from the person who has reliably provided them care, year after year.

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Life Expectancy in the U.S. Declined a Year and Half in 2020

Life expectancy at birth in the United States declined by 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020 to the lowest level since 2003, according to new provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The drop in life expectancy in 2020 was the largest one-year decline since World War II, when life expectancy declined 2.9 years between 1942 and 1943.

Surgeon General Issues Advisory During COVID-19 Vaccination Push Warning American Public About Threat of Health Misinformation

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is issuing an advisory to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation. Health misinformation, including disinformation, have threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and continue to prevent Americans from getting vaccinated, prolonging the pandemic and putting lives at risk, and the advisory encourages technology and social media companies to take more responsibility to stop online spread of health misinformation.

Gen Z Is Feeling 'Meh' About The Vaccine. The White House Is Calling In The Pop Stars

On Wednesday, President Biden lunched with Senate Democrats, hosted governors and mayors for a roundtable on infrastructure and also — hung out with Olivia Rodrigo, an 18-year-old pop star beloved by Generation Z.

Rodrigo, who currently has the No. 1 album in the country and whose song "Drivers License" has been a radio staple for months, recorded public service announcement videos with Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci and made an appearance in the White House briefing room to promote coronavirus vaccines.

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Sam Gringlas

Massachusetts task force calls for creation of statewide equity office and equity-focused review of response to COVID-19

A task force of state lawmakers and health experts called on the Legislature to create a statewide office and a Cabinet-level position focused on equity, and to immediately initiate an equity-focused review of the state’s response to COVID-19 in its final report released Thursday.

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Camille Caldera

Few options for Biden as vaccination pace hits a wall

The administration is now strategizing over how to manage a nation with 68 percent of the population at least partially vaccinated.

The Biden administration is running out of ideas for jumpstarting the pace of coronavirus vaccinations, raising the prospect that more than a quarter of American adults could still be vulnerable to the virus into the fall.

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ADAM CANCRYN

New CVS Health Study finds people are taking greater control of their health as a result of the pandemic

The 2021 Health Care Insights Study by CVS Health highlights preferences for a more personalized, customizable and accessible experience

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The 2021 Health Care Insights Study by CVS Health® (a PCC Executive Member), released today, reveals the long-lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but also highlights the resilience of patients, providers and the health care system, and growing interest in novel ways to engage with health care to achieve a more individualized experience.

As Covid Vaccinations Slow, Parts of the U.S. Remain Far Behind 70% Goal

July Fourth was not the celebration President Joe Biden had hoped for, as far as protecting more Americans with a coronavirus vaccine. The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by Independence Day. By that day, 67% of adult Americans had gotten either the first shot of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If children ages 12-17, who are now eligible for the Pfizer product, are included, the national percentage of those who have gotten at least one shot is 64%.

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Martha Bebinger, WBUR and Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio

Biden Lays Out New Vaccination Path

President warns of Delta variant threat, outlines targeted methods to boost jab numbers

The president said that his administration will be working throughout the summer to "wind down" mass vaccination sites, while increasing vaccine access and uptake in a more targeted way, focusing on five key strategies:

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Shannon Firth

Biden-Harris Administration and Primary Care

On June 11, the White House held an online town hall titled “Primary Care Providers, Health Systems, and the Next Phase of the Vaccination Rollout.” Part of the Biden-Harris administration’s National Month of Action, it blanketed local TV, radio and social media to educate Americans about the COVID vaccines

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