By Jeremy Hsu
Other than Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout around the world has had a rocky start. Some like Canada and the European Union have suffered stumbles so far. Others like the United States have been in a state of chaos since the vaccines were first approved at the end of last year. Many in the U.S. have scrambled online for ephemeral appointment slots, while pharmacies desperately look to use up leftover doses before they expire.
One low-tech solution may help: An MIT-led coalition has unveiled an augmented vaccination card that works with or without user apps to help enable a much smoother vaccination process for everyone.