The Most Complicated Vaccine Campaign
In a story for The Atlantic, Sarah Zhang details why the Covid-19 vaccine is going to need “the largest, most complex vaccination program ever attempted in history.” The decisions in place to make a vaccine as fast as possible can also make the vaccine harder to use. She writes:
The U.S. is planning for a vaccine that requires brutally complicated logistics. Public-health departments in states, territories, and major cities are currently drawing up vaccine plans for the end of October. It’s still unclear whether these vaccines are safe and effective — and it’s extremely unlikely that data will be available by the end of October. But the departments are getting ready. Many are already stretched thin by the ongoing pandemic, and they are now helping plan, as Moore puts it, “the largest, most complex vaccination program ever attempted in history.
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