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Free COVID-19 vaccines for all, says new CDC playbook

Orange County Register, Sept. 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all, says new CDC playbook

“The government is keen to remind us that a vaccine is imminent, and I think this document is part of the virtue-signaling around that,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and population health scientist at UC Irvine. … The CDC’s playbook says precious little about children and whether they’ll be vaccinated, said Noymer of UCI. The leading vaccine candidates are being tested on adults, not children. “Technically, findings from the trials are applicable to those 18 and up. I’m not comfortable giving kids a vaccine that hasn’t been tested on them,” Noyer said.