An Ethical Framework for Global Vaccine Allocation
Emanuel, E., Persad, G., Kern, A., et al.. (2020). An Ethical Framework for Global Vaccine Allocation. (Added 12/28/2020.) Science. 369(6509):1309-1312.
The authors of this article describe a three-phased Fair Priority Model for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine that prioritizes preventing urgent harms earlier. Phase 1 addresses premature deaths and other irreversible health effects, phase 2 addresses other enduring health harms and economic and social deprivations, and phase 3 addresses community transmission.