Prioritising covid vaccines for people of colour may have saved lives

A Louisville, Kentucky vaccination clinic. April Jon Cherry/Getty Images
A US modeling study found that prioritizing people of color for the covid-19 vaccines would have saved more lives than simply distributing the vaccines based on age.

The US authorities advised that coronavirus vaccines be given to all healthcare workers and residents of care homes, first, to avoid shortages earlier in the year. They were then available to everyone in their age group. Covid-19 is most dangerous when people are older than 50. However, the UK and US have made this clear.