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US to implement Tabarrok vaccine ideas

On Feb 12, Alex Tabarrok wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post advocating for several policies that would speed up vaccinations.

A “first doses first” approach — that is, prioritizing first doses by delaying the second shot from three to four weeks (the period studied in clinical trials) to 12 weeks — would allow more people to get vaccinated quickly, for example.

“Fractional” dosing, such as by giving half-doses, would instantly increase the vaccine supply and has been used successfully in previous epidemics.

Giving the Americans who have already been infected (up to 100 million people) only one shot would help doses go further.

It also urges approval of more vaccines.

Will the US implement any of Alex Tabarrok's vaccine suggestions?

This question resolves positively if prior to Apr 1st, credible reports say that US health officials have implemented any of the following policies from the above op-ed:

  • Approval of Astrazeneca, Novavax, or Sputnik vaccines

  • Half dosing of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines

  • Delaying the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines

  • Giving only one shot to those who have previously recovered from Covid-19


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