COVID-19 in the United States

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by Herainestold » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:18 pm

shpalman wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:35 pm
blow: jabs not delivered
In the US, 229,398,685 doses have been distributed so far, with 76% or 174,879,716 of the doses used.
So that leaves about 50 million doses "in the freezer"..

https://usafacts.org/visualizations/cov ... er-states/
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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by dyqik » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:24 am

Herainestold wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:18 pm
shpalman wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:35 pm
blow: jabs not delivered
In the US, 229,398,685 doses have been distributed so far, with 76% or 174,879,716 of the doses used.
So that leaves about 50 million doses "in the freezer"..

https://usafacts.org/visualizations/cov ... er-states/
The US is following the correct vaccination protocol and saving second doses for issue 3-4 weeks after first doses, which accounts for a chunk of that*. The ability of states to put doses into arms is a second issue.

Finally, you should expect about 10% wastage of vaccines - vials opened where the last dose can't be given because a recipient can't be found, or because the delivery syringes can't get the sixth and final dose out of some of the vials (there's 17% wastage immediately), people not keeping appointments, and replacements but being able to be found in time, etc. This means that it's unlikely that all those doses are actually in the freezer. Many will have been wasted, which is unavoidable in any brand new enterprise of this scale.

At one point, the last of those factors was made worse by states that fined or took doses away from areas/doctors that gave spare doses to people not on the priority list. I think most have relented on that now.

* Not that the full number of doses required for that are being saved, but some are, to account for fluctuations in the delivery schedule to each area.

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by Herainestold » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:55 pm

America is really good at a number of things. Producing huge number s of thermonuclear weapons. Building interstate motorways across the nation.
Making industrial quantities of vaccines.

EU countries waiting for 1 or 2 million doses of Pfizer and America has 50 million ready to go.

Is wastage really 10%? That seems like a lot.

I understand why they have such a big stockpile, they are vaccinating at a tremendous rate and they will use those doses.
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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by shpalman » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:01 pm

molto tricky

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by dyqik » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:41 pm

Herainestold wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:55 pm
Is wastage really 10%? That seems like a lot.
That seems pretty low, tbh. Remember, there are no established logistics for this operation, and no national health service to rely on.

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by Herainestold » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:36 am

dyqik wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:41 pm
Herainestold wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:55 pm
Is wastage really 10%? That seems like a lot.
That seems pretty low, tbh. Remember, there are no established logistics for this operation, and no national health service to rely on.
Is there any data on it? When I google it, I get stories about 1000 doses here, 200 doses there, but no hard figures on percentages.
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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by Herainestold » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:45 pm

Even vaccinated people can die of Covid. Extremely important to keep other measures in place, masking, distancing, isolation and quarantine.
An unvaccinated health care worker set off a Covid-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Kentucky where the vast majority of residents had been vaccinated, leading to dozens of infections, including 22 cases among residents and employees who were already fully vaccinated, a new study reported Wednesday.

Most of those who were infected with the coronavirus despite being vaccinated did not develop symptoms or require hospitalization, but one vaccinated individual, who was a resident of the nursing home, died, according to the study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/heal ... tions.html
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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by tom p » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:15 am

I wonder if the LAPD would have just stood about had the protestors not been caucasian.

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by shpalman » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:23 pm

Washington state is to give adults a free cannabis spliff after they receive a Covid jab in an attempt to accelerate vaccination uptake.
The state also recently instituted plans to allow a free beer, wine or cocktail to residents with proof of vaccination, the Washington Post reports.
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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by Sciolus » Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:48 pm

Huh. All I got was a sticker. Not even a lollipop for being a brave boy.

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