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Data Dashboard Ranks COVID-19 Vaccine Access Website Accessibility

By Sara Heath

– A new tool from the Johns Hopkins Disability Research Center ranks states for how accessible their COVID-19 vaccine signup websites are, helping to broadcast improvements needed in the vaccine access process.

The dashboard, developed alongside the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities, initially sought to track how people with disabilities had been prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine. The tool would help individuals with certain disabilities or conditions understand when they could access the COVID-19 based on their state’s eligibility criteria.

Although every state has now opened up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

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Why Less Tech is Best for Covid-19 Vaccine Passports

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I have been reluctant to write about whether and how Americans might provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus. It’s a political, cultural, ethical and legal minefield. Technology is not the point at all.

But if some workplaces, schools, public gathering spots and travel companies start requiring a “vaccine passport,” it makes sense for them to do so in ways that preserve people’s privacy, are simple to use, win people’s trust and don’t cost a fortune.

Let me tell you

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Health district COVID-19 vaccine clinics missing from appointment website despite switch to open eligibility | News

As promised, COVID-19 vaccination appointments opened to all Virginians age 16 and older on Sunday. But as health district officials warned, getting an appointment still isn’t easy.

Accessing COVID-19 vaccine continues to be a challenge in Prince William County and most of Northern Virginia for several reasons but primarily because demand is still outpacing supply. 

But the switch to open eligibility on Sunday, April 18, also revealed other challenges in Prince William County, including that appointments were not made available at local health-district-run vaccination clinics through the Vaccine Finder website as of Sunday morning.

According to Virginia Department of Health

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U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout analysis hampered by technology, state data reporting

(Reuters) – When a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine leaves a U.S. manufacturing plant, its path can be traced all the way to the hospital or clinic representative signing for the shipment at its destination. What happens next is not always clear.

FILE PHOTO: Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S. December 20, 2020. Paul Sancya/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Federal agencies overseeing the rollout are relying on a tangled web of aging state vaccine registries complicated by state laws and practices.

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New York rolls out COVID-19 passports based on IBM blockchain technology

New York has rolled out a so-called COVID-19 passport based on IBM Corp.’s blockchain-based digital health pass technology.

The app, called “Excelsior Pass,” is the first of its kind to go live in the U.S. It will allow people to use a QR code to prove their COVID-19 vaccination status. In a growing trend, some venues are now requesting proof of vaccination for entry, and in New York state, those who have been vaccinated can hold larger gatherings such as weddings.

Excelsior Pass is described as similar to a mobile airline boarding pass in that individuals will be able either

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4 COVID-19 Search Trends & How They Impact SEO

Throughout the pandemic, people have had to face challenges they never saw coming and make changes in all areas of their lives.

Even as I wrote this and more people are receiving the vaccine, the effects of COVID-19 will be felt for a long time yet.

A lot of these changes brought on by the pandemic may become permanent fixtures, as we’ve had to reevaluate every aspect of our lives and businesses.

SEO professionals are no

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