The COVID-19 pandemic and the distribution of vaccines that promise to bring it to an end have spotlighted inequities in our nation’s healthcare system. But the vaccine distribution problem illustrates a peculiar fact of our digital era: just how hard it is to ensure equitable delivery of services via the internet. This is especially the case when distributing a scarce critical resource as quickly as possible on a massive scale.
In this Brookings Institution article, Professors Laura Moy and Yael Cannon argue that digital infrastructure is a critical determinant of health, and call for the restructuring of online vaccine appointment systems to ensure health equity.
Brookings TechStream, February 23, 2021.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Moy, Laura M. and Cannon, Yael, "How to build more equitable vaccine distribution technology" (2021). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2365.