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Politics could dictate who gets a coronavirus vaccine

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2020
From The Left
coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine, public health, politics

Deciding which groups come next is fraught with ethical dilemmas and ripe for political power plays.

The promise of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year creates a difficult political and public health question: Who gets the vaccine first?

Health care workers would be among the first to receive any vaccine so they can continue to work the pandemic’s front lines. But deciding which groups come next — the elderly, medically vulnerable people, grocery store and meat plant workers, children — is fraught with ethical dilemmas and ripe...

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