Tinglong Dai

DAI

If you’ve tried to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you know how frustrating the process can be. People are spending hours obsessively refreshing websites, hoping an appointment will open up somewhere. They scan Facebook groups for tips and insider information. One writer compared it to Soviet-style queues for cabbage.

The competition for slots will only worsen when the COVID-19 vaccination priority list opens to the broader public.

Tinglong Dai, associate professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, wrote this for The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Read the original article at theconversation.com.

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