Who will get the coronavirus vaccine first? The US Health Authority expects to draft draft guidelines for initial dose delivery by the end of next month. But many people may be troubled by this decision. Director of the National Institutes of Health. Francis Collins recently called a government advisory group to cooperate in this regard. “Not everyone will like the answer to this question,” he said. There are many people who think they should top the list.
Traditionally, when a vaccine is invented for any disease, it is first given to health workers and people at high risk of infection. But this time, US health officer Collins has come up with a new idea. This time, he says, those most affected by geographical location and epidemics will be given priority.
Volunteers who were given a dummy dose in the final round of the vaccine will also be on the first list. “We are indebted to him,” Collins said. As a result, they will get special priority.
Large-scale research is underway this summer to find out how many potential corona vaccines are actually effective. Modern and Pfizer began testing the vaccine on 30,000 volunteers separately last week. Over the next few months, AstraZeneca (Oxford University), Johnson & Johnson and Novavax will provide volunteers with large doses of experimental doses. Vaccines invented by many Chinese companies will also enter the final stages of small-scale testing in some countries.
Following a major commitment by the United States to ensure advance delivery of billions of doses, the hard truth is that even if the potential vaccine is to prove safe and effective by the end of this year, not all who need it will get the vaccine. will get. Especially when two doses of potential vaccines will be needed.
This is a global dilemma. The World Health Organization is also grappling with the question ‘who will give the vaccine first’. The agency is trying to ensure proper supply for poor countries. However, the decision-making process has become more difficult as wealthy countries have pushed the market aside by purchasing the first dose of potential vaccines.
A group called the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, recommends who should be vaccinated and when. These suggestions are usually followed all the time by the US government.
But for now, the decision on the coronavirus vaccine would be so rational that the US Congress has called on ethics and vaccine experts at the National Academy of Medicine to advise and play the role of the government.
Bill Fayez, who advises on the strategy for the spring elimination vaccine project, said a creative, ethical savvy would be needed to set priorities. That coincides with the opportunities and burdens of Corona’s vaccine project.
There are also rumors of vaccines and the possibility of political interference. CDC director Robert Redfield says the public needs to see that vaccine allocations are fair, equitable and transparent.
No response has been received yet. How to set priorities for vaccine delivery. The CDC’s initial recommendations are: First, the 12 million most important health, national security and other emergency personnel. Second, there are 11 million people over the age of 65 who have long been in high-risk coronovirus hospital or who have health complications or who are considered in need of emergency glass. Then it will be the turn of common people.
The Vaccine Adviser of the CDC wants to know who really needs it. Pediatrician of the University of California, Los Angeles. As Peter Zillagi admits, I do not consider myself an important health worker.
Committee members noted that there are many differences in the level of risk for health workers in Corona compared to previous epidemics. Health workers are now safer in treating coronary heart disease. Others may be at greater risk.
Apart from the health and safety sectors, which other areas would be called ‘essential’? Poultry Farm Worker or School Teacher? And what if the vaccine does not work on young and healthy people at risk? The inability of the flu vaccine to revolutionize the immune system in adults is quite worrying.
Arkansas Interim Health Minister and ACIP President. Jose Romero said the diversity of blacks, Latino and Native Americans affected by the attack will be viewed with suspicion, whatever.
Dr. University of Louis. Sharon Fray says that given the densely populated urban poor, they do not have adequate health care and are unable to work from home like privileged Americans.
And Dr. of Northwell Health. Henry Bernstein states that vaccinating an entire family without one would be more effective.
There is a long line in the mass vaccination program for anyone who does not get the vaccine first. During the 2009 swine flu pandemic, many families had long been waiting for their turn in parking lots and health centers. Officials know that this time the crowd should be avoided.
US President Donald Trump’s administration has adopted “Operation Warp Speed” to speed up vaccine production and distribution. Whenever a vaccine is announced, the project is working to ensure rapid delivery of the appropriate number of doses.
CDC’s Dr. Nancy Masonier said the drive-through, pop-up clinics and all the innovative ideas are being considered with the vaccine. In fact, we want to start these programs the next day after the vaccine is declared effective.
Source: Associated Press (AP).