Prisoners should jump the coronavirus vaccine queue and get the jab AHEAD of 60-year-olds, scientists say

Corona Virus

Criminals locked up in prison should among the first groups of people to get a coronavirus vaccine when one is available, experts have today urged. 

Oxford scientists looked at the risk coronavirus poses to prisoners and found the close proximity to other people, reluctance to disclose symptoms and high prevalence of comorbidities makes society's incarcerated a 'high-risk' group. 

Professor Seena Fazel led a review of 28 studies looking at prison outbreaks, including of TB, flu and Covid-19. 

Publish : 2020-11-22 12:22:00

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