Opinion: Operations research advice for Covid-19 vaccination planners: think big, move fast

The world has marveled at the speed with which science took on and solved the task of creating effective vaccines for Covid-19. But another often-overlooked science — the engineering and management science of operations research — is now equally important for getting vaccines into the arms of Americans.

Every day of increased vaccine coverage gives SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, less opportunity to evolve into an even more formidable foe. Winning this race against Covid-19 with maximal speed and efficiency requires a vaccination strategy that ensures that every available dose is used as soon as it becomes available for injection.

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Opinion: Operations research advice for Covid-19 vaccination planners: think big, move fast

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