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 Posted: Tue Jan 26th, 2021 07:23 pm
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Superstar wrote: The government is part of the problem right now. They have done a shit job with the distribution, plus I've heard stories that some states have a million doses but since the government it only allowing it to a certain class of people (elderly, health care, and front liners on the retail level) it's just not working. Elderly people are afraid to take it, because they are elderly. So let's say they don't come in for it. Shouldn't there be a time limit until they can release it to the masses? Then, if the elderly want it, they could in effect "cut the line" later on.

There was an instance in California where the freezer warehouse storing over a half million doses failed, and they just started grabbing people off the street to vaccinate so that it wouldn't go bad. I'm not going to make this about Trump or Biden, but from what I read, there is really no set guideline for the supply chain going from the manufacturer to the distributor to the patient. The entire thing is a giant clusterfuck and it's bullshit that politics are getting in the way of health
I think that all of the state and federal officials are pointing fingers at each other and the general public will never truly know what the holdup is. Maryland's governor claims that the state is not getting enough vaccine (approximately 10,000 doses per day) to vaccinate its 6 million residents. He held a press conference today where he announced mass vaccination sites, expanded vaccination sites (such as additional retail pharmacies), etc. but none of these sites are going to do much since the state doesn't have vaccine available for them to vaccinate people with.

Also interesting is that only 40% of the state's healthcare workers have received the vaccine so far. I doubt if it is a supply issue for them - my hospital has had plenty of supply to vaccinate its staff even the non-frontline workers. If the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers don't trust the vaccine enough to get it, I don't think the general public will be eager to get the vaccine either. Herd immunity isn't looking so certain at this rate.