Jan. 12, 2021

The Distribution Debacle

The Distribution Debacle

Vaccine distribution — it's been a rocky road. While millions of doses have been shipped, only about one-third have been administered. The federal government has said a lag in reporting as well as the holiday season are partly to blame. But as long lines were seen across the country and in some states a bit of chaos, what happened? Was Operation Warp Speed more about vaccine development than distribution? To examine the issues of what went wrong and what can be done to fix it, in this episode we speak with emergency physician and former Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen, MD, as well as Mike Alkire, president of Premier, the giant medical supply and healthcare technology firm, and host of the "Inside Out" podcast.