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2 months in: Less than 50% of Minnesota seniors have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

There is no other group in Minnesota that is more vulnerable than the elderly–people aged 65 and over account for about 15% of the total population in Minnesota, yet they have made up nearly 90% of all COVID-19 deaths. They should have been prioritized to receive vaccines from the very beginning. ...

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What should we make of the near elimination of flu in Minnesota?

Minnesota's record low flu season continues. Either the number of people suffering with seasonal flu isn't down - or at least isn't down by that much - but they are not being picked up in the numbers for some reason, or flu numbers really are down, lowered by the measures taken to slow the spread of Covid-19. Both possibilities have important implications for policy. ...

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