The risk of dying from Covid-19 is significantly lower for young and middle-aged adults than for the elderly. The fact that Latin America’s population is younger relative to high-income regions would suggest that age-based prioritization of vaccine delivery, targeted confinement, and other policies targeting those most at risk of developing serious … [Read more...] about The Young Fare Better with Covid-19. But in Latin America the Reality Is More Nuanced
Annabelle Fowler is an economist and a Public Health Policy and Regulatory Research Fellow in the Office of the Commissioner at the US Food and Drug Administration via the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University and has research interests in Health Economics, Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical Markets, and Global Health. She was an Intern in the IDB Education Department in 2009. Annabelle’s writing for Ideas Matter reflects her views and research, and not those of the US Food and Drug Administration.