Pandemic lessons from India: inappropriate prioritisation for vaccination

We welcome Reddy’s editorial on covid-19 in India,1 but want to emphasise one further issue: how India’s national government has inappropriately prioritised people for covid-19 vaccination. In January 2021, India’s vaccination programme began with health professionals and “frontline workers.” In March, it was extended to people aged 60 or over and […]

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Notes from the Field: Update on Excess Deaths Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, January 26, 2020–February 27, 2021

Estimates of excess deaths, defined as the number of persons who have died from all causes, above the expected number of deaths for a given place and time, can provide a comprehensive account of mortality likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are both directly and indirectly associated […]

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