Dr. Zeke Emanuel co-authored a paper in September that calls for nations to ignore the needs of their own people and give away a coronavirus vaccine to other nations based on what he is calling a “Fair Priority Model” of distribution.
Dr. Emanuel, who wrote an essay in 2014 in which he said he didn’t want to live past the age of 75, was one of the chief architects of Obamacare. Joe Biden named him to the coronavirus task force on Monday.
So what criteria would be used to distribute the vaccine “fairly”?
The model allows the country that produces the vaccine to hold onto enough of a supply to keep the transmission rate below 1%, but says that beyond that, the vaccine should be distributed internationally. That means giving away or selling doses of the vaccine before it’s available to every citizen in that country, Emanuel explained to Scientific American. Read more…