November 24, 2020, Vol 324, No. 20, Pages 2013-2114
Is It Lawful and Ethical to Prioritize Racial Minorities for COVID-19 Vaccines?
Harald Schmidt, PhD; Lawrence O. Gostin, JD; Michelle A. Williams, ScD
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JAMA. 2020;324(20):2023-2024. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20571
This Viewpoint considers how COVID-19 vaccines can be distributed strategically, ethically, and legally given conflicts between consensus public health recommendations to prioritize allocation to disadvantaged racial and ethnic minorities and laws discouraging explicit consideration of race in policy decisions.