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Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? It’s way trickier than you might think – CNBC

Vaccinating nearly 8 billion people won’t happen overnight. Bioethicists weigh in on the thorny issue of who should get the vaccine first — and why.

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The hunt is on for a vaccine for Covid-19, which has killed more than 600,000 people.
The current frontrunners include an mRNA vaccine from Moderna; a candidate vaccine from AstraZeneca and Oxford University; a Chinese vaccine from the military and biotech company CanSigo Biologisc; and an mRNA-based vaccine from German company BioNTech and Pfizer.
While a candidate could be approved this year, it remains to be seen whether the vaccine will confer temporary or long-term immunity, or how many d…

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