R.I. groups make arguments for vaccine priority

THE FIRST SHIPMENT of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is unpacked at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY
THE FIRST SHIPMENT of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is unpacked at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY
The highly anticipated rollout of the first vaccines for COVID-19 has begun in Rhode Island, but the order of those inoculations is under scrutiny. The Phase 1 priorities for the two available vaccines include five tiers of professionals and residents, including front-line health care workers, people over age 75, and people in communities that have…

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  1. Foolishness…..the “stop the spread” approach is simply foolish. We’ve admitted that we can’t keep up with the virus no matter what the “advice of the day is”….like chasing a chicken.
    Keep it simple. Goal is to minimize death…so you start with the most vulnerable….broadest scope of who is most vulnerable is age-based and the easiest to verify…start with the oldest first across the state and work your way down. Easiest to verify and implement. We are making this way too complicated.