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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.


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  • Elle Moxley, KCUR education reporter
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