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President Joe Biden has authorized the purchase of 200 million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines, enough to inoculate every  adult in the United States by the end of summer.

But how will those vaccines be distributed? Can the treatment of so many people be organized so quickly?

To stave off COVID-19, says Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply chain management at Northeastern, the U.S. must create a national supply chain based on a centralized approach to delivering and administering vaccinations.

“It has got to be centralized,” says Sanders, who will be discussing her ideas Thursday at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live. “It’s ridiculous that each state is making the decisions of how to handle this on their own. The ultimate goal is to get the whole country back to normal by achieving herd immunity at the national level.”


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