Australian health policy has an interesting choice. Vaccinate the population with with a combination of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine or wait until the supply of Pfizer vaccine is shipped and inoculate everyone with the Pfizer vaccine. The former choice may well make sense from a public health policy point of view.

The issues I want to address here has to do with the difference between what policy makers want and individual choices; and whether we can induce a change in behaviour by simply calculating and publicising the low probabilities of adverse effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and calculating and…

Rabee Tourky

I am a Professor of Economics at the Australian National University

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