a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
wasoxygen  ·  133 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How the wealthy will cut the line for the coronavirus vaccine

I’m curious to know what benefit you perceive justifying that willingness to pay. It doesn’t seem like there are any lifestyle benefits while the world remains locked down.

You’ll be 95% less likely to be a vector for someone else’s infection, offset by any behavior changes you make due to the lower risk. You could still plausibly transmit a virus that kills someone more vulnerable later, just like always.

If there were abundant supplies, there wouldn’t be much downside, but then there wouldn’t be a line to jump either.