Do you live in a 'Paxlovid desert'?
According to the data, Paxlovid deserts are largely in rural areas—a sign of a deeper divide in healthcare. In urban centers, Paxlovid is accessible in a variety of settings, including hospitals, pharmacies, urgent care centers, and other clinics. But rural areas are more likely to lack this infrastructure, falling under the category of “medical deserts” or regions without adequate access to healthcare.
Paxlovid for Covid-19: The Basics
Though case counts and hospitalization rates have subsided, Covid-19 is still very much with us—even after these grueling last two years. The good news is that the FDA has issued emergency use authorization for several at-home antiviral treatments, including Paxlovid, which has proven to be very effective at preventing hospitalization or death in high-risk patients.
Letter from the CEO: Dr. B in 2022
We’ve come a long way since Dr. B first launched at the height of the Covid-19 crisis last year. When vaccines were first released, many shots went to waste due to last-minute appointment cancellations and fluctuating supply. We set out to build a solution and ultimately offered vaccines to over one million people across 37 states in partnership with 700+ providers.
How to talk to your friends and family about getting vaccinated
The pandemic has been hard on everyone. In addition to upending our routines, isolating us from each other, and making us fear for our wellbeing, it also introduced a host of new anxieties, including concerns about the efficacy of the vaccine.
Our last mile vaccination playbook: hyperlocal trust building
While around half of the U.S. population is now fully vaccinated, spiking case numbers and the rise of the Delta variant are a stark reminder that the pandemic is not over yet.
Prioritized queuing: what is it and does it work?
Allocating scarce medical resources requires hard choices. This winter, when the vaccine rollout was just beginning, public health officials had to decide who would be able to access shots first and how to vaccinate as much of the population as quickly as possible.
Supporting Community Efforts in Vaccination
Dr. B launched this winter as a COVID vaccine standby list to help providers connect extra doses with nearby patients efficiently and equitably.