How To Right the Train Wreck of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

by Susan Dentzer and Eugene Litvak

Systems engineering principles prevent train wrecks. Let’s use them now to distribute COVID vaccines.

The rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 — a “dismal failure” to date, in President-elect Joe Biden’s words — has been nothing short of a train wreck. As of mid-January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, only about 12.3 million of the 31 million doses of vaccine shipped to states have been stuck into…