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Old 12-31-2020, 02:37 PM
 
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The restrictions on vaccine eligibility are a detriment to public health, if the long-awaited vaccines are now just going to expire in freezers, as we debate who should be first in line. We've already made it available to all workers who are working in Covid wards. The vaccine is sitting, as we debate who should get it first.

We should do what Florida has done. Get the vaccines out to all primary care offices, and pharmacies if they have the staff to administer the vaccine, and open it up to all over 65, and even younger, as the supplies permit. Just get it into people's arms, even if it means that a low-risk person got it ahead of a high-risk person. Any person's getting it, helps get us closer to the herd immunity that will protect us all.
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:40 PM
 
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Where is the bottleneck?
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:41 PM
 
Location: SoFL
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I agree. Just get it out there.

I’m not sure how FL is distributing it, but since it’s FL, and people up north have been brainwashed by the media to think everything FL does is bad, I doubt they’ll follow suit.

That’s what happened with the regional approach to lockdowns - when FL did it, CNN and the left were condemning it with force. Now that CA has adopted the same approach, they’re getting a round of applause.

So much hypocrisy.
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Old 12-31-2020, 04:15 PM
 
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Just get it out there! I read that pharmacy techs were told in October that they would get the training, they must be ready by now. And my sister in Virginia said her local CVS went right out and bought a freezer early on. So what's the hold up?

Lamont said we'd be following the CDC guidelines so nursing homes, assisted living, front line medical workers but how about other at risk people? How about anyone over age 65 NOW. Over 65 are supposed to wait until when? April? They've already been cooped up since March.

People over 65 need to get medical check ups, maybe surgery, need to get out of their prisons, they want to eat out and go shopping and to travel. They will help the economy once they are set free.
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Old 12-31-2020, 04:40 PM
 
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Yep, you know someone is going to say their cousin’s, brother’s uncle has family in Florida and that they do vaccines the wrong way there.

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I agree. Just get it out there.

I’m not sure how FL is distributing it, but since it’s FL, and people up north have been brainwashed by the media to think everything FL does is bad, I doubt they’ll follow suit.

So much hypocrisy.
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Old 12-31-2020, 06:00 PM
 
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The restrictions on vaccine eligibility are a detriment to public health, if the long-awaited vaccines are now just going to expire in freezers, as we debate who should be first in line. We've already made it available to all workers who are working in Covid wards. The vaccine is sitting, as we debate who should get it first.

We should do what Florida has done. Get the vaccines out to all primary care offices, and pharmacies if they have the staff to administer the vaccine, and open it up to all over 65, and even younger, as the supplies permit. Just get it into people's arms, even if it means that a low-risk person got it ahead of a high-risk person. Any person's getting it, helps get us closer to the herd immunity that will protect us all.
Are you just speculating or is there an actual bottleneck in Connecticut? AFAIK, people I know in healthcare have received or are scheduled to receive their first dose. This includes OTs, a NICU nurse, and two doctors I know...none of which work in Covid wards, all in CT.

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I agree. Just get it out there.

I’m not sure how FL is distributing it, but since it’s FL, and people up north have been brainwashed by the media to think everything FL does is bad, I doubt they’ll follow suit.

That’s what happened with the regional approach to lockdowns - when FL did it, CNN and the left were condemning it with force. Now that CA has adopted the same approach, they’re getting a round of applause.

So much hypocrisy.
LMAO I was just perusing the news and saw "CHAOS IN LEE COUNTY" Florida, as the elderly camp out overnight because they have made it first come first serve. Of course, any blip of disorganization is going to make the news. Also, a "first come first serve" rule is just begging for a chaotic nightmare. I am not sure if every county in FL gets to choose how they roll it out or not. But I will stop talking about FL now since this is a CT forum
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Yep, you know someone is going to say their cousin’s, brother’s uncle has family in Florida and that they do vaccines the wrong way there.
Yeah, setting up a Darwinian competition among seniors is the way to go

https://apnews.com/article/public-he...e554dac055bff6
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The restrictions on vaccine eligibility are a detriment to public health, if the long-awaited vaccines are now just going to expire in freezers, as we debate who should be first in line. We've already made it available to all workers who are working in Covid wards. The vaccine is sitting, as we debate who should get it first.

We should do what Florida has done. Get the vaccines out to all primary care offices, and pharmacies if they have the staff to administer the vaccine, and open it up to all over 65, and even younger, as the supplies permit. Just get it into people's arms, even if it means that a low-risk person got it ahead of a high-risk person. Any person's getting it, helps get us closer to the herd immunity that will protect us all.
Connecticut has one of the highest rates (1.5%) of vaccine distribution in the country. I’m not sure why you think that there is a problem. In fact the rate is nearly twice that of Florida (0.8%) which is the US average. Jay

https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/...e-15836424.php

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health...irus-vaccines/
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Old 12-31-2020, 09:34 PM
 
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I remember all the restrictions on who was eligible for the H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine wound up going to waste, spoiling in doctors' offices' refrigerators, because there were so many restrictions on who was eligible to receive it, that hardly anyone got it, and a lot of it just got thrown out.

Every single dose of the vaccine should be going into people's arms the day it arrives. Sure, get the people working with Covid patients done first (which shouldn't be hard - they're all in the hospitals), and then throw it open to everyone over 65, then over 55, then 45, and so on. It should not even spend one night in the offices, pharmacies, hospitals.

It does NO GOOD sitting in freezers. Getting it into anyone in the population helps everyone, by stopping transmission.

Look at Israel. They've already immunized 10% of their population, and they have to have the vaccine flown over there from the US. Certainly, they were behind us in line for distribution, but they're not letting it sit. As soon as it arrives in the country, it gets administered.

We already have the infrastructure to administer the vaccine. We have medical offices, hospitals, pharmacies. Set up drive-thru vaccine administration in the parking lots of the hospitals, for administering the Pfizer vaccine. Send the Moderna vaccine out to every medical office and pharmacy in the country. Doctors' offices and pharmacies and hospitals can bill insurances for a vaccine administration fee, or not, just as the vaccines for children program does.

Every day over three thousand people are dying of Covid, and about a quarter of a million people are getting sick with it every day. There is no time to waste, waiting. We cannot wait for a new president to lead us! Our state governments should be screaming for the vaccine to be shipped out immediately, and then just distribute it to be administered to all comers, instead of at this orderly snail's pace that will take a YEAR.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Just get it out there! I read that pharmacy techs were told in October that they would get the training, they must be ready by now. And my sister in Virginia said her local CVS went right out and bought a freezer early on. So what's the hold up?

Lamont said we'd be following the CDC guidelines so nursing homes, assisted living, front line medical workers but how about other at risk people? How about anyone over age 65 NOW. Over 65 are supposed to wait until when? April? They've already been cooped up since March.

People over 65 need to get medical check ups, maybe surgery, need to get out of their prisons, they want to eat out and go shopping and to travel. They will help the economy once they are set free.
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