August 24, 2021 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

The wicked problem of booster shots for Americans | Expert Opinion

By Amelia E. Van Pelt and Angela K. Shen, For The Inquirer

On Aug. 18, the Department of Health and Human Services released a statement outlining a plan to offer COVID-19 booster shots for all Americans starting in the fall. While high-income countries are developing strategies to distribute a third dose of the vaccine, low- and middle-income countries are in dire need of their first dose.

We are faced with a “wicked problem,” one that is difficult to solve because of the complex social interdependencies and lack of a good answer.

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