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How Exactly Does a Covid Vaccine Get Distributed Again?

I was doing a periodic panic rewatch of Contagion last night and was struck by the method used by the government to distribute the vaccine: a Powerball lottery of birthdates, not unlike how the United States drafted civilians for the Vietnam War — a random array of distribution designed to lead to herd immunity.

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Michelle Legro

Deputy Editor, GEN. Previously an editor for Topic, Longreads, The New Republic, and Lapham’s Quarterly. gen.medium.com