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How Vulnerable Populations Are Dealing With COVID-19

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Immunizations are one of the most cost-effective health interventions. Yet some vaccines are too expensive to be distributed in low- and middle-income countries.
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Until a vaccine is found for COVID-19, people with certain medical conditions face greater risk from the disease.

People with cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency and Crohn's disease and their caregivers described the pandemic's impact on the immunocompromised.

Guests:

  • Stephanie DuCharme
  • Elle Moxley, KCUR education reporter
  • Cristina Pels
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