Democracy and Human Rights Program
The Fairness Trap: Vaccine Reservation Systems and Chaos for the Elderly in Japan
DateJun. 15, 2021
BibliographyADRN Working Paper
AuthorICHIHARA Maiko
Summary The paper addresses the political, technical and design-related issues that the Japanese vaccine distribution system faced, especially for elderly citizens. The author proposes that focusing on individual characteristics rather than fairness would have been better for the performance of the vaccination plan.