Some vaccine experts, though, said they are not surprised by the speed of vaccine distribution so far. “It had to go this way,” Paul Offit, a professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told STAT. “We had to trip and fall and stumble and figure this out.”
Claire Hannan, executive director of the Association of Immunization Managers, said some of the gap between doses administered and delivered is likely due to a program run by CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate those in nursing homes. States participating in the program have to set aside 50% of their doses, which Hannan said could account for a share of the difference between doses shipped and doses administered nationally.
“I don’t think it’s bad,” she said of the pace of distribution so far. “I think it was always going to be like this. And I think that this is actually the easy part.”Frustration over vaccine rollout builds, as new variant reported in U.S. for first time — https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/29/public-health-experts-grow-frustrated-with-pace-of-covid-19-vaccine-rollout/?utm_campaign=rss
We are definitely so screwed.
Last night, the heated debate on vaccination reached a boiling point. On March 26, 2019, in Rockland County, NY, unvaccinated children were barred from public places. Not only schools. Restaurants, supermarkets, worship places. They’re practically on house arrest. What about doctor’s offices and the ER? I don’t know. This is unprecedented. Rockland County is a 300K…
via Lock them up — RadaJonesMD
Tweet of the Week: Explaining Vaccines to the Public | Medpage Today.
Yes, Penn and Teller explaining vaccines in less than two minutes.
Wealthy L.A. Schools’ Vaccination Rates Are as Low as South Sudan’s – The Atlantic.
When actors play doctors on TV, that does not make them actual doctors. And that does not mean they should scour some Internet boards, confront their pediatricians, and demand fewer vaccinations for their children, as some Hollywood parents in Los Angeles have apparently been doing.
The Hollywood Reporter has a great investigation for which it sought the vaccination records of elementary schools all over Los Angeles County. They found that vaccination rates in elite neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills have tanked, and the incidence of whooping cough there has skyrocketed.
I guess these “enlightened” parents know little about community immunity.
You can’t fix stupid.
Community Immunity “Herd” Immunity.