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A New Campaign By Black Health Care Workers for Black People about the COVID-19 Vaccines

THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us kicks off with an open and honest conversation between W. Kamau Bell and Black doctors, nurses and researchers that gets to the heart of Black people’s questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. This new campaign from KFF’s Greater Than COVID and the Black Coalition Against COVID launches with 50 FAQs designed to dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts about the vaccines from Black health care workers. More content will be added as new information becomes available. YouTube is providing significant support for the campaign, including high visibility promotion across its platform.

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  • State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

    There have been over 3 million cases and 131,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S.  Every state and Washington D.C. have eased or lifted at least one social distancing requirement — including 39 states that have eased or lifted stay-at-home orders.

  • COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker

    This tracker provides the number of cases and deaths from novel coronavirus by country, the trend in case and death counts by country, and a global map of showing which countries have cases and deaths. There have been over 11.8 million confirmed cases and 544,000 confirmed deaths worldwide.

  • Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved State Actions to Address COVID-19

    39 states are now addressing the coronavirus emergency with Medicaid/CHIP Disaster Relief State Plan Amendments (SPAs). This tracker also includes details on Section 1135 waivers and 1915 (c) Waiver Appendix K strategies and is regularly updated.

  • COVID-19 and Related State Data

    Use this tool to create custom reports of COVID-19 and related state data. Group COVID-19 cases and deaths with indicators like total hospital beds, health insurance coverage and unemployment claims.
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  • Global COVID-19 Vaccine Equity: U.S. Policy Options and Actions to Date

    Because Medicaid covers for over 77 million enrollees, including groups disproportionately at risk of contracting COVID-19 as well as hard-to-reach groups, Medicaid agencies can be important partners for the public health agencies that are typically leading the state COVID-19 vaccination efforts. This brief provides insights regarding how state Medicaid agencies are assisting with the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out including specific actions taken.

  • Key Questions about COVID-19 Vaccine Passports and the U.S.

    This issue brief provides an overview of COVID-19 vaccine passports, including what they are, where they are being used, and potential implementation issues.

  • Supply vs Demand: When Will the Scales Tip on COVID-19 Vaccination in the U.S?

    This brief explains the legal basis for vaccine mandates by the federal government, states, and private employers; highlights considerations for mandates while the COVID-19 vaccine is under an EUA; and discusses mandate exemptions based on disability or religious objection.

  • Key Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    This brief explains the legal basis for vaccine mandates by the federal government, states, and private employers; highlights considerations for mandates while the COVID-19 vaccine is under an EUA; and discusses mandate exemptions based on disability or religious objection.

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