Vaccine Distribution Exposes Gaps in Logistics
As the US ramps up its COVID vaccine distribution, major gaps in the supply chain and logistics strategy are becoming clear. Healthcare agencies and public health officials alike are scrambling to get the vaccines to the people who need it most, but so far, the country is falling far short of its vaccination goals.
The federal government aimed to reach 20 million vaccinations by the end of 2020. However, recent numbers have revealed that 22 million doses have been distributed so far and only 6.7 million people have been vaccinated.
Daniel Litwin meets with Justin Beck, the founder of Contakt World, to learn why these challenges are happening in the first place and provide solutions to help public health officials pick up the pace.
The struggle that healthcare officials are dealing with right now comes from two things, according to Beck: “a lack of a federally-coordinated response — meaning standards, procedures, and funding that comes from the federal government — and a historical dearth of resources to public health agencies.”
“The reason we’re in this spot today is because we have historically provided 2-3% of funding that goes to healthcare providers in this country to public health agencies,” he continued. “So when they’re tasked with managing testing, contact tracing, vaccination, and being involved in those things, it’s impossible when they’re already underfunded to perform the basics, and then you throw a pandemic in their lap.”
Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!
Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale
Hydrogen-powered flights are gaining traction. But are they really the future of aviation?
Earlier in March, Universal Hydrogen successfully completed a 15-minute voyage of a hydrogen-powered flight. The Dash 8-300 aircraft, which typically carries about 50 passengers, had to be redesigned in order to hold the engine — and over 65 pounds worth of liquid hydrogen. Now that hydrogen-powered flights are gaining traction, could they be the […]
M&A Healthcare Advisors (MAHA) Exclusively Represents Hoover Pharmacy in their Sale to CVS
LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — M&A Healthcare Advisors (MAHA), a boutique merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory group, is proud to announce the sale of Hoover Pharmacy, a Specialty & Retail Pharmacy based in the San Francisco Bay area focused on serving Stanford Medical Campus patients. Hoover Pharmacy’s files were acquired by CVS and […]
Planning for International Interactive Mixed Reality Art
Interactive visual stories and art are becoming more and more common as AR storytelling begins to dominate the space. From museums to advertising campaigns, interactive art is reinventing the way stories have been traditionally told, making the world its canvas. As VR and AR tech becomes more accessible, artists find themselves intrigued with the new […]