Something I don’t understand, and I hope somebody is able to explain it to me …My 23 year old is getting his first Pfizer this morning, eligibility as a result of being a student healthcare worker. I’m very happy about this as it is one less area of worry as he may be potentially exposed as part of placement rotations.
… I understand that people who are vaccinated can still get Covid, and still get sick from Covid (albeit likely to be less sick) …
… but are vaccinated people less likely to pass Covid onto others?
And if the answer to that question is “yes”, then why weren’t vaccinations prioritized according to Covid exposure risk?
I get that 87 year old Betty who is in a nursing home in Albury would be at a high risk of sickness or death if she got Covid, but wouldn’t Betty be even better off if we gave the vaccine that had been earmarked for her and her fellow nursing home folks, to airport workers, folks working in quarantine hotels, Uber drivers driving crew from the airport to the quarantine hotel, healthcare workers, etc, etc? Ie: minimise the risk of Covid getting into the community in the first place?
I find it incredible that your son who has genuine risk of Covid exposure is getting his vaccination in July behind around 14% of the population? (Including people like me who has minimal exposure risk)
When there’a a fire, you give the the breathing apparatus to the firies who are exposed to the smoke. When there is a shootout you give the bulletproof vests to the cops who are responding. Why did’t we take the same approach to the vaccine rollout?