Economist: Covid-19 vaccinated people should get hospital priority

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 6:38PM
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Economist: Covid-19 vaccinated people should get hospital priority

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 6:38PM

A New Zealand economist says vaccinated people should get hospital priority.  

New Zealand Initiative Economist Eric Crampton told Heather du Plessis Allan New Zealand only has 183 ICU beds, so cases will be dealt with based on urgent need. 

He says the default means people who have elective surgeries planned will be pushed out. 

“The only option for rationing something that’s this scarce, that also reduces the need, as best I can tell, is a vaccination mandate.” 

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