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Will We Need a Fall Boost?

AM Analysts have been monitoring an increase in coverage on the issue surrounding COVID-19 booster shots, whether they are necessary and if they will need to be taken. There are a number of questions that are yet to be answered before anyone can decisively say so including: What threshold of immunity is too low to...
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A Hand from Uncle Sam: Support for COVID-19 Funeral Expenses 

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected American society at every level and had a profound impact on the economy, incomes, and lifestyles. While we have all felt the effects of isolation and public health protocols, many Americans have found themselves in drastic financial situations. Recently, AM Analysts discussed the high costs of medical bills many Americans...
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Can You Afford Not to Be Vaccinated?

AM’s analysts have been seeing the same positive news that the rest of the country has: vaccinations are still climbing upwards, many regions are opening up, and cases are going down. The two FEMA-operated mass vaccination sites in Philadelphia will be closing down as of May 25th. However, those who are still resisting getting the...
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AM TRACE Sponsors NASHP Webinar: State Strategies to Build Vaccine Confidence

As part of AM TRACE’s partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), we sponsored a webinar centered around “State Strategies to Build Vaccine Confidence.” Our very own Managing Director of Strategic Engagement, Jens Dakin, spoke alongside others from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority...
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AM TRACE To Support Vermont Department of Health With COVID-19 Contact Tracing

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2021) – AM TRACE LLC, a public health firm that supports state and local health departments to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, today announced it has been awarded a contract with the State of Vermont to support contact tracing. AM TRACE is providing Vermont with a variety of team members,...
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Cash For Vax: What Incentives are Being Offered to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake?

AM analysts have been monitoring the growing trend some states, local authorities, or private companies are using to persuade people to have a COVID-19 vaccination including offering cash for vaccines, among other incentives. The Buffalo New York area might provide the rest of the country with a model to get needles into arms with their...
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Using TikTok to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy: How Can Public Health Officials Reach Teens (and Their Parents)?

This week, AM analysts are tracking parents’ attitudes towards getting their children vaccinated against COVID-19 as the FDA authorizes the Pfizer vaccine for the nation’s nearly 17 million 12- to 15-year-olds.  Our findings show that a growing number of parents and children are on the fence about whether or not to get vaccinated.   A...
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What Does the New CDC Mask Mandate Mean?

This week, AM analysts are tracking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new mask mandate guidelines. Last Thursday, May 13, CDC announced that fully vaccinated people can safely do most indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks or social distancing. The guidance, however, still calls for people to mask up in crowded indoor...
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Did Joe Rogan Prolong the Pandemic?

At the end of April, Spotify podcast host Joe Rogan suggested to his 122,000+ monthly listeners that young healthy people should skip the COVID-19 vaccine. He said, “People say, do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated? I’ve said, yeah, I think for the most part it’s safe to get vaccinated. I do. I do....
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