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Well, this seems odd regarding 'priority groups':
"... racial and ethnic minority groups at higher risk for the virus; people in correctional facilities; and people attending college in person."
Race and ethnicity haven't been determined to be the actual risk factors - the co-morbidities are "obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, age, and lung disease" among other things. But these aren't even mentioned in the article.
So, basically, a healthy 18-year-old African American will be given preference for a vaccination over a 65-year-old white male with high blood pressure? A 30-year-old sex offender in prison will be given preference over a 70-year with diabetes, unless she's a minority?
Always great when politicians start making medical decisions, like PA making policies that if rationing occurred, remdesivir would be given to minorities while denying it to non-minorities due to the assumption that minorities had worse medical care.
These decisions should be based on risk and co-morbidities - health-care workers, first responders, teachers (who are actually teaching), nursing home residents - as well as those with one or more co-morbidities - easy enough to score and prioritize - age + underlying condition(s) - but leave race out of it.
College students have so little risk of complications due to their age, unless they have underlying conditions, they have no reason to be prioritized.
C'mon VA, do better!
Virginia begins planning for eventual COVID-19 vaccine ... and who do we owe it all to ...... our Blackface Gov., and the Man in the Basement. Period.
It seems like the news media cannot do a story about vaccine without a photograph of the needle about to be inserted into someone or already stuck in them. TV particularly enjoys showing over and over the needle being jammed into someone. Most of us know how they give a shot but the pictures of a needle being prepared and shot being administered does little to encourage someone to rush out and get the vaccine.
Caution in evaluating any information from the CDC on vaccines: Trump fired the chief of staff and all public health information going forward will come from her. She has no experience in the field and was last a talent scout for the Cartoon Network.
Might also get ready for the next Covid wave and it's deadly surge.
"Sweden, Which Never Had Lockdown, Sees COVID-19 Cases Plummet as Rest of Europe Suffers Spike
By Soo Kim On 7/30/20 at 8:43 AM EDT " if Virginia had any elected leaders they would be informing the public of the ways to treat the virus as if it was the flu. A leader would be saying just as you behave during flu season behave now. But no not Dr./Gov."makeitcomfortabel"Northam and his chickenlittle minions; they are hysterical knuckleheads whenit comes to this virus. As if they can change the nature of a virus by hand-wringing and mask wearing. No Virginians need to tell the elected ones to ask Sweden for help on the adult way to approach the virus.
Northram is too full of himself. NEW vaccines should never be given to OLD people as they react differently. As an olde person I will refuse to take any vaccine, especially new untested unproven ones, especially if a dictator says I have to. My experience with vaccines is that I usually catch what it is supposed to be preventing. /// They should use reverse psychology and say it is limited and you should ask for it and hope there is enough. Then idiots would flock to trying to get sick intentionally.
No mention that the vaccines being tested, are being tested because President Trump slashed the regulations and brought American pharma online to develop and make these vaccines. Without his efforts and guidance, we would most likely still be stuck under the bureaucratic regulations that would have made timely development of these vaccines, impossible.
During the H1N1 epidemic Obama/Biden did nothing to alleviate the regulatory drag on developing vaccines. After CDC estimated there were 60.8 million cases, with 12,469 deaths in the U.S., Obama and Biden failed to resupply the national stockpile of ventilators and PPE, setting up the lack of a quicker, proper response to the COVID 19 outbreak.
Proper planning prevents poor performance!
"Eventual." How many will die before and IF a vaccine is developed?
Ahh! So gwenn has a plan to prevent those dying before and after a vaccine is developed. Do tell. What is you illustrious plan, gwenn?
Yes, I’m also very curious of Gwenn’s plan. I bet it involves removing the Orange Man from the WH.
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