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Vaccine priorities


January 6, 2021

Although I often agree with Mel Damski’s columns, I think we need to rethink our approach to how we prioritize who gets the vaccine first. Yes to medical workers and yes to people clustered in retirement homes, but after that, should we really start with people with the least number of years left to live?

Seems to me we should do the math and collectively extend life for as many years as possible. That means middle aged people would be next. Young people are unlikely to die from COVID-19, but 50-year-olds are very vulnerable. If we make 50-to-60-year-olds group three, 60-to-70-year-olds...

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