Healthline: Vaccinating people with high risk for COVID-19 isn’t quickest way to herd immunity

Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine was one of several experts interviewed for an article on what COVID-19 vaccination strategy is the quickest way to herd immunity. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are being distributed to frontline health care workers and those at highest risk, with the thinking being that method will achieve herd immunity in the fastest manner.

However, a study from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering recently developed a novel open-source platform that’s able to create predictive models of COVID-19.

Their data shows this approach might not be the best way to beat COVID-19.

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