We need to get ready, now!

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…There are a couple scenarios to consider, if and when COVID-19 vaccines become available. One scenario is that there is plenty of vaccine, and we have to figure out how to distribute 300 million doses efficiently. What questions or challenges does that raise?

I would love for that to be the case. If we have that much vaccine available simultaneously, then the challenge is to get administered to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.

To make it geographically accessible, we would want to distribute broadly, including to rural locations and multiple points of distribution within urban areas. We also want to send it to places where people are likely to want vaccine. These places can include many types of healthcare providers, such as primary care physicians, specialty providers, Federally Qualified Healthcare Clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. But you also want to think about other locations, like pharmacies, retail clinics, workplaces, prisons, military bases or schools, that can meet people where they are and at different times of the day. You also need to take into account that the vaccine needs to be affordable, and that’s for the total cost of the vaccine itself and the administration fee to obtain it. Throughout all of this, there will need to be an educational campaign that informs people on why to get a vaccine and how they can do so.

As long as the meathead in the White House and his lackeys are in charge, the fight to get this done safely and timely, is even more critical. They’re barely capable of taking care of their own selves…much less a working nation.

2 thoughts on “We need to get ready, now!

  1. Doc says:

    “Health officials worry nation not ready for COVID-19 vaccine” https://apnews.com/0a6a5ad94e6bfe8e57b01737347b8040
    “In a four-page memo this summer, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told health departments across the country to draft vaccination plans by Oct. 1 “to coincide with the earliest possible release of COVID-19 vaccine.” https://astho.informz.net/ASTHO/data/images/COVID-19%20Pandemic%20Vaccination%20Planning_aug%20State%20ltr_final.pdf
    “But health departments that have been underfunded for decades say they currently lack the staff, money and tools to educate people about vaccines and then to distribute, administer and track doses to some 330 million people. Nor do they know when, or if, they’ll get federal aid to do that.”
    See “Get the Data: Hollowed-Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus” https://khn.org/news/get-the-data-hollowed-out-public-health-system-faces-more-cuts-amid-virus/
    “Fauci predicts ‘safe and effective’ coronavirus vaccine by end of year” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fauci-predicts-safe-effective-coronavirus-vaccine-end-year-n1239055 “Fauci also urged caution over the Labor Day weekend. “We have seen after Fourth of July, we saw after Memorial Day, a surge in cases. Wear a mask. Keep social distancing. Avoid crowds.”

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