Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas on January 11. Photo: AP Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas on January 11. Photo: AP
Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas on January 11. Photo: AP
Edward Pingyuan Lu
Opinion

Opinion

Edward Pingyuan Lu

Coronavirus response: lessons of swine flu pandemic show the need to focus on at-risk groups

  • Health authorities’ ability to contain the 2009 outbreak, despite comparatively low overall vaccination rates, suggests efforts to control Covid-19 should focus on vaccinating high-risk populations rather than seeking to achieve herd immunity

Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas on January 11. Photo: AP Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas on January 11. Photo: AP
Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a queue to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas on January 11. Photo: AP
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Edward Pingyuan Lu

Edward Pingyuan Lu

Edward Pingyuan Lu is director of the Public Health Office at HSVG Mission, a non-profit initiative based on Guam, US, specialising in health, sustainability and cultural diversity in the Western Pacific region