A new article co-authored by dr. Anca Gheaus has been published in Oxford University Press.
"COVID vaccine prioritization in low- and middle-income countries may justifiably depart from high-income countries’ age priorities".
Abstract: In high-income countries that were first to roll out COVID-19 vaccines, older adults have thus far usually been prioritized for these vaccines over younger adults. Age-based priority primarily resulted from interpreting evidence available at the time, which indicated that vaccinating the elderly first would minimize COVID deaths and hospitalizations. WHO counsels a similar approach for all countries. This paper argues that some low- and middle-income countries that are short of COVID vaccine doses might be justified in revising this approach and instead prioritizing certain younger persons when allocating current vaccines or future variant-specific vaccines.