Old-First is probably not the optimal vaccination strategy if you ask me by the way.
I think there's more to be said for workers-first. Especially public-facing-workers-first.
Possibly children after that, so you can open the schools.
Old people aren't super-spreaders, in general are they?
You wanna vaccinate your super-spreaders I reckon.
It's not boomers who made the plan to vaccinate the vulnerable first though. At least in the UK. Johnson is more of a Gen-Xer and the planning committee are mostly not retired people.
3% chance of death is pretty scary if you ask me. A waking day's worth of hourly Russian roulette.
I wouldn't agree to it even for fuck-you money.
It's a full on catastrophe applied to everyone in a population and breaks a health-system if it's all at once. Broken health systems mean the death-rate goes up more.
Targeting the vulnerable makes first-order sense, but I think targeting the spreaders is second-order sensibler.
I also wouldn't be delaying second doses like our lot are though.
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