Vaccination policies have shifted dramatically during COVID-19 with the rapid emergence of population-wide vaccine mandates, domestic vaccine passports, and differential restrictions based on vaccination status. These policies have prompted ethical, scientific, practical, and political controversy; however, there has been limited evaluation of their potential unintended consequences. Here, we outline a comprehensive set of hypotheses for why these policies may be counter-productive and harmful.
Our framework considers four domains:
COVID-19 is an ongoing global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020; and a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
DSA ADS Course - 2021
COVID19, Public Policy, Health Policy, Modeling, Model-driven Science, Empirically-driven Science, Lockdowns, Non-pharmaceutical Interventions, NPIs
Discuss 2 paradigms: Model-driven Science vs. Empirically-driven Science
The limitations of polling data in understanding public support for COVID-19 lockdown policies