Canadian researchers are calling for a more nuanced approach to vaccinating the population, shifting away from a focus on age and health risks and towards a more equitable rollout.
The researchers looked at data from 61,000 Canadians to determine how many are considered at-risk for COVID-19 based on health conditions. They found that 75 per cent had at least one condition that heightened the risk for severe illness from COVID-19s NHL playoffs in Edmonton, and Calgary. The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Friday.
“When 75 per cent of people are eligibles Robert Benzie and Rob Ferguson, that’s not really prioritization,” Finlay McAlisterThe U.K., is thought to be up to 50 per cent more transmissible than B.1.1.7, professor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and lead author, said in a press release.
In order to prioritize those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19, rollout plans will have to shift away from the age and risk factor models currently being used.