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A COVID-19 vaccine at what price? Should all Americans be able to get a shot for free?

How much should it cost the average American to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the arm?

Although a vaccine is still months if not longer away, billions of tax dollars are being spent to rapidly research, develop, manufacture and distribute several candidates. The federal government has already promised to make a vaccine free for people of low income. But how many taxpayer dollars would enable everyone to get it without paying? 

That’s not clear, in part, because the government hasn’t released the details of the contracts it’s signing with vaccine developers, five of which will update members of Congress

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Not That Many Americans Can Actually Work From Home During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Fewer than 1 in 3 American workers can telework. (Photo: JaruekChairak via Getty Images)
Fewer than 1 in 3 American workers can telework. (Photo: JaruekChairak via Getty Images)

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, more and more companies are urging their employees to work from home to help limit transmission. But that isn’t an option for many Americans.

Employees who can telework tend to be concentrated in higher-paying positions that require more education ― i.e., white-collar office jobs. In recent years, workers with advanced degrees were more likely than anyone to spend some time working from home. Those with high school degrees or less were the least likely, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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