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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 03:03 PM

538: How Do We Get Back To Normal Fastest? Prioritize Access To The Vaccine.

If you want to get a COVID-19 vaccination but arenít yet eligible, this can be a frustrating time. Over 1.9 million Americans are being vaccinated every day and the vaccine selfies on your newsfeed never seem to end. But itís hard to know when youíll be able to get your shot.

Itís easy to wonder whether there is a compelling rationale for rolling out the vaccine based on specific eligibility requirements. It seems excessively complicated. Surely just vaccinating as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, is a viable alternative. Is it really still best to use eligibility categories when the virus is spreading widely and new variants are circulating?

Yes. Despite a slow start and an ongoing debate over whether prioritizing shots for the most vulnerable is the best option, the current scientific evidence clearly shows that prioritizing who gets a vaccination is well worth the effort. By strategically distributing the limited supply of doses we have, weíre reducing hospitalizations and deaths by as much as one-third, which lets us resume normal activities more quickly than if we used a first-come, first-served approach. There are too many other bottlenecks in vaccine distribution to assume that expanding eligibility would accelerate the pace of vaccination quickly enough to achieve better outcomes than our current strategy.

There are two potential overarching strategies to blunt the worst effects of the pandemic ó hospitalizations and deaths ó as quickly as possible: vaccinate the most vulnerable or vaccinate those most likely to spread the virus.

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https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-do-we-get-back-to-normal-fastest-prioritize-access-to-the-vaccine/

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Skittles Mar 10 #1

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Wed Mar 10, 2021, 01:19 AM

1. vaccine selfies?

I am really thankful to not be on most social media sites.

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