January 24, 2021

Prioritizing vaccines

 Who Goes First? Government Leaders and Prioritization of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

In US,

The vice president, Senate majority leader, House speaker, surgeon general, and members of Congress were among the first people vaccinated against Covid-19 in the United States. The president-elect, incoming first lady, vice president-elect, and her husband were also vaccinated in the first phase. Yet prioritization frameworks created by expert panels and adopted by states do not grant government leaders any special status, and giving them priority raises important questions of fairness and transparency. As vaccination proceeds, will other political or institutional leaders, or even celebrities and elite athletes, decide that prioritization plans don’t apply to them?

In another country, military personnel stole 300 vaccines that were for health personnel and administered themselves. I suggest you may guess which is this country....


Josep Segú, NYC