Dear Technet community,
Hope you’re well.
I’d like to share a short article I wrote (published on May 15) making the case to immediately start planning for COVID-19 immunization delivery and suggesting activities to focus on now. The article focuses on India, but the core points and suggestions for what we could do now to start planning should apply across countries.
I’d love your thoughts and feedback on the article: https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/a-covid-19-vaccine-will-be-found-plan-for-its-delivery/story-guxbzBcIvG02mypZOKNV5K.html
I would love it if you engaged in a discussion with me about the points in the article or shared your feedback and comments. You can do so
- on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sidharth-rupani-54b5a71_covid-vaccineswork-immunization-activity-6667321726751293440-zmQn
- or on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/sidrup/status/1261505385917079553?s=20
Importantly, I’d also love to explore your feedback to a common reaction I received. I paraphrase the reaction below.
"It is too early to plan for vaccine scale-up and delivery. We have not yet managed to control the spread of the virus and urgently need to focus on improving test-trace-isolate. Alongside that we have other urgent economic recovery matters (surge of unemployment, breakdown of several sectors of the economy…). Making future plans for vaccine delivery would dilute attention from things needing attention urgently."
What are your thoughts?
- Do you think it is too early to plan for COVID-19 vaccine delivery?
- Do you think focusing on vaccine delivery now would prevent us making progress on the other urgent matters that need attention?
Thanks very much!
Director - Global Impact Team, LLamasoft, Inc.