JAMA Live Highlights features comments from livestream interviews by JAMA Network Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD. His discussions with experts in clinical care, public health, and health policy focus on critical issues related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Comments have been edited for clarity.
On Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation: [Cochairing the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee] was an unbelievable experience. Oftentimes we start with the science, then we address the ethics and the equity. This group started with ethics and equity and then asked what is an individual’s risk of getting the virus and what’s the risk of being sick, hospitalized, dying?