Medical economics

To extend vaccines' reach, distribute them through dollar stores

In March, the CDC confirmed that it was in discussions about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines through the Dollar General retail chain. A study co-authored by Yale SOM's Judith Chevalier and Kevin Williams finds that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How pandemic responses neglected disabled people's rights

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on disabled people, who make up six out of ten COVID-19 related deaths in the UK, according to the Office of National Statistics. So far no other country has published the same ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose 'likely' needed within 12 months

The head of Pfizer said in an interview aired Thursday that people will "likely" need a third dose of his company's COVID-19 shot within six to 12 months of vaccination, while elsewhere defending the relatively higher cost ...

Vaccination

Pfizer defends high cost of COVID vaccine

The head of Pfizer said Thursday the company's COVID vaccine, among the priciest on the market, is no more expensive than the cost of a meal and will not be sold to poor countries for a profit.

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Income

Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. However, for households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents and other forms of earnings received... in a given period of time." For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. In the field of public economics, it may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-monetary consumption ability, the former being used as a proxy for total income.

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