I am a college student, and I recently learned that my city is going to get vaccinated for anyone on the Health Department website, if there is a surplus of vaccines it will be vaccinated. We are still in the first stage of vaccination, but if I have to check on the immunization website often, I can get an appointment in principle.
Since I am a healthy, young person who is not an essential worker or is at risk, should I wait to be vaccinated in the hope that someone is at greater risk or more urgent? Or should I keep looking at that website and take the dose as soon as I see it? I’m not replacing anyone else, or am I? Ben, Montana
With anything going bad – Whether it is the head of lettuce or the defrosted carton of Kovid-19 vaccines – you may end up with an overall shortage of excess and spoil. The minimum Pfizer vaccine order is a tray with approximately 1,200 doses; Once the vials begin to melt, they have to be used in five days. As with all authorized vaccines, a vial, once opened, must be used within six hours – for Johnson & Johnson, it is two hours at room temperature. Each Pfizer bottle contains up to six doses. Johnson & Johnson, which has a minimum of 100 orders, holds five doses in a vial; Morden will soon add 14 doses to each vial.
The point is that vaccines do not come “loosely”. Vaccination sites can get the number of sign-ups wrong, and even if everything is planned properly, there are sometimes no shows. Even when a site has a standby list of eligible recipients, there will sometimes be instances in which a vaccine will go waste unless eligibility rules are suspended.
Perhaps the question is not whether you are replacing someone else but who you are replacing. I think that we clearly believe the 19th-century English jurist and wisdom Charles Bowen about this poem:
It rains on the bus
And also on the unjust Bela.
But mainly on the bus, because
The unjust simply steals the umbrella.
In a situation where all vaccines will be offered to end the vaccine dose – lest they simply go waste – you have no reason to think that the dose you avoid is more in need of someone Will go to If they are related with Justice, then the dose can only go to those concerned, who go to someone. There is always going to be a trade-off between the rapid vaccination in the country and the rollout being done well to reflect the risk profile of each person. If a sporadic all-commerce approach is the best way to prevent wasted dose, then it is not unreasonable, and you are not wrong to participate in it.
There is always going to be a trade-off between the rapid vaccination in the country and the rollout being done well to reflect the risk profile of each person.
There is one more thing in mind. However, you are very unable at your age, to become seriously ill with Kovid-19, you can still spread it. In fact, it is not uncommon for people who never show severe symptoms of the disease to have a virus infection. The available evidence suggests that once you are vaccinated, transmission is less likely, perhaps much less likely. Along with wearing a mask, then, your vaccination helps protect you from others. It is much better to have one dose in your hand than in the dustbin.
I live in a state that is prioritizing vaccination for people over 65 and people with more than 16 chronic health conditions. As elsewhere, the rollout has been less than smooth: It has been reported that last weekend, when the county announced it had 9,000 appointments available, it received more than 30,000 simultaneous phone calls. “Evidence of chronic condition” is not required, and our state has made it clear that it is trusting in an honor system for immunization seekers.
I am 44 years old and very healthy. I have been overweight since childhood. Many times in my adult life, I am much heavier than I currently am, hovering at the boundary between “overweight” and “obese” (classified as a BMI of 30 or higher; I About 29 right; now). My state considers anyone who is classified as “obese” in the priority group for vaccination. Is it ethical for me to bend the definition of “chronic condition” and, in theory, jump ahead of someone else who might be in the category of too much risk? Name withheld
Are you asking whether You can lie to get vaccinated quickly. My answer is: no. But there is an interesting question you did not ask. Would it be ok to go to an eating binge to bring your BMI up to 30? In this scenario, you will not be prevalent when you apply for an appointment. However, of course, you are still abusing the system. Any criterion can be hacked which is problematic for this reason. To be sure, states that use BMI thresholds (in some it is 30, in others 40) are inherently arbitrary: The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported in a previous study that for Kovid-19 Hospitalization rate increases for us. BMI, in a linear fashion, starts with only moderately overweight people. It suggests that keeping it as a better option than keeping yourself healthy may be a better option.
I have worked in farmers markets in New York City for many years, but since the epidemic has occurred, I have transitioned to full-time communications work (producing, among other things, my new Livestream) at a church and put just one day a week on the market. As a market activist, I am the new character for the Kovid vaccine. I want to get vaccinated as soon as possible, for my own safety and for the good of all, but in fact my work and lifestyle enable me to be quite isolated and safe from infection. Apart from my obvious benefits – or better put, privileges – being highly computer literate, being fluent in English and having time to navigate the Byzantine vaccination system, I feel that my limited exposure to a week of a day My claim for suspected vaccination is necessary. I want this vaccine to be implemented in an ethical way, and ideally privilege will play no part in it. But is eligibility, plain and simple? Damon, New York
what is important Try to remove barriers to vaccination – including lack of access to transportation, the Internet, or English. Enlisting churches and other community organizations can help reach the city’s uneducated and sometimes vaccinated population. In fact, your work with the church can enable you to help here. Once a proper system is implemented, eligibility is, in fact, eligibility. You are not proposing to use any inside connection to jump the line. You’ll have your skills and savvy advantages, but you probably won’t qualify for zip-code restricted FEMA vaccination sites specifically aimed at vulnerable communities in the city. All this is to say that your admirable concern for justice does not mean that you should reject the umbrella on offer.