Reversing course, feds say some US inmates get virus vaccine
The Federal Bureau of Prisons says it has started to give the coronavirus vaccine to some high-risk inmates but wont say how many inmates have been vaccinated or how it selects those to receive the vaccine. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Prisons says it has started to give the coronavirus vaccine to some high-risk inmates but won’t say how many inmates have been vaccinated or how it selects those to receive the vaccine. The revelation, in a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday, contradicts the agency’s previous policy that initial doses were for staff members. Since March, 171 federal inmates have died of the coronavirus. At least two inmates scheduled to be executed by the Bureau of Prisons next month have also tested positive for coronavirus.
U.S. Justice Department watchdog to inspect federal prisons' handling of coronavirus
Since March 28, 14 inmates at prison complexes in Louisiana, Ohio and North Carolina have died from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. As of April 14, the BOP said at least 446 federal inmates and 248 BOP staff have tested positive for the illness. CDC staff found during the tour that unlocked corridors allowed prisoners to move between housing pods. Prison staff and managers gave the CDC inspectors conflicting information about whether adequate protective gear was readily available. The CDC urged the BOP to improve communications about the availability of protective gear and train staff how to use it.feeds.reuters.com
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