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Free Covid Vaccine Called Good Path to Ease U.S. Restrictions (1)

Oct. 2, 2020, 2:01 PM; Updated: Oct. 2, 2020, 4:01 PM

Free Covid-19 vaccinations promised by the Trump administration would more rapidly ease punishing social distancing and stay-at-home requirements but only if the government can commit significant funds for the effort, according to group of scientists and academics advising the U.S. government.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a final report Friday to develop a framework on the fairest way to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, when there likely won’t be enough doses for everyone right away. Their final recommendations for a proposed rollout line up with the draft version released just before Labor Day. High-risk health-care workers and first...

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