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Despite rhetoric on
, the current UK
strategy discriminates against poorer people.
🧵 below on why.
Immediate action needs to be allowing vacc sites to move down cohorts (& providing supply to do so)
With the exception of HCWs, the top JCVI cohorts are based on biological age.
But poverty affects life expectancy. In poor areas people don't live so long.
covers a highly deprived area. Most people don't live to be over 80. Or > 75 for that matter. Our first cohorts are tiny.
BUT we have huge numbers of patients in cohort 4 (over 70, and clinically extremely vulnerable). That's b/c we have LOADS of ppl w multimorbidity
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