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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Rationing health care should be a scary side effect for the unvaccinated

A few weeks ago, I met several friends from my MBA in Health Administration program for brunch. We have stayed close since graduating and talk regularly. It took only a few minutes before we were engaged in a conversation about unvaccinated patients, rationing of care and ethical issues.

Should unvaccinated COVID-19 patients be placed at the back of the line to receive care?

At this point it is evident that unvaccinated individuals have made a choice to forgo getting the shot. Mass vaccination sites shuttered in June due to a decline in demand and walk-in appointments are available at local pharmacies like Walgreens. Eighteen months into the pandemic, and nearly a year since vaccinations became available, nobody outside the scientific community — not even Nikki Minaj — is still “doing their research.”

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