Every delayed vaccination will cost lives.
We will not be able to reach the objective of herd immunity, if we are selective in who we vaccinate.
Rather than defend the practice, the National Security Council should make it clear that it is not acceptable.
We begin 2021, with 3 vaccines poised for rollout throughout the year to benefit and protect at least 40 percent of the population.
Area of expertise: Health systems and policy research, focusing on evidence synthesis, policy analysis, and qualitative methods.
Three priority groups can be identified.
This is a marathon and this is only at the first leg of the race.
We call on the government to review the allocations for health under the 2021 federal budget.
A select committee is much needed to provide rigorous oversight to the actions, policies, and governance of the Ministry of Health, particularly since it is the budget holder, regulator and healthcare provider.
We need to ensure that our actions and motivation are based on empathy, compassion and kindness.