California could prioritize age above all for COVID vaccine. Essential workers are upset

In the end, the state simply needs more vaccine doses to give out as soon as possible, said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine disease prevention professor and epidemiologist. “We’re kind of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic if we talk about vaccinating essential workers or people 65 years and older,” he said. “The fact that we have to even ask the question may be an indication we’ve failed.”