Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA was quoted in The New York Times following a judge’s order to vaccinate all prisoners in New York State’s prisons and jails.

“It’s a population that should be at the top of the list,” Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, an epidemiologist at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, said in an interview in January, during the first weeks of the state’s rollout. “I can’t think of an insurmountable barrier in all honesty to getting it done aside from stigmatization and discrimination.”

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