New York’s Vaccine Dosage Problem
New York’s Vaccine Dosage Problem
There is a vaccine dosage problem in the state of New York and it has nothing to do with reactions to the vaccine. Instead, the problem lies with the fact that people aren’t getting the vaccine even though they are eligible.
“New York has administered less than a third of the coronavirus vaccine doses it has on hand so far — even as Mayor de Blasio boldly claimed Thursday he’d have a million city residents inoculated within a month.
Around 630,000 vaccine doses have been sent to the Empire State, but just 203,000 doses had actually made their way into New Yorkers’ arms as of Wednesday, state data shows.”
Did you catch that? Only 203,000 vaccines have been administered since just before New Years Eve. Now, one would think that many more vaccines have been administered since then, but that hasn’t happened. WHY? Because many offices closed down for the holidays.
Vaccination in New York City is basically only occurring during regular business hours. Very little on weekends. Almost none on holidays.— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) January 3, 2021
We are in a war-like situation. We need to be vaccinating TWENTY FOUR-SEVEN. We are losing precious time. pic.twitter.com/BpOpCRHVby
That’s right. We are being told that it is absolutely URGENT that everyone gets vaccinated! That’s the only way our country will emerge from lockdowns! Yet the places that are administering the vaccines close for the weekends and the holidays. Hmmmm…are you sensing a lack of urgency here? I sure am.
Granted, New York isn’t the only state lagging in getting the vaccines administered. but New York is constantly being held up by the media and politicians as the showcase of how wonderfully effective the state has been in dealing with this lung flu rot. Uh huh…so incredibly effective that A. Cuomo sent Covid patients into nursing homes instead of sending them to the USS Comfort hospital ship, B. had weird laugh fests and swab playacting with his brother, the one who broke quarantine twice, and C. Got an un-deserved Emmy award for his…Covid press conferences.
So when Cuomo and de Blasio said they had the grandest of plans to get the vaccines to everyone who needed it, I knew it was going to be a train wreck, and the current vaccine dosage rollout certainly is.
New York City alone has over 500,000 health care professionals. One would think that Cuomo and de Blasio would have a plan in place to roll a significant portion of the 630,000 vaccines into the city and zap as many of the healthcare workers as possible. Right? Yeah, that’s not happening at all.
Instead the state and NYC are sitting on vaccines. Meanwhile, one urgent care company that has a significant number of Orthodox Jews as patients, ParCare, obtained vaccines and started administering them.
You know what? I applaud ParCare. They knew there was a need, and I speculate that they realized that no matter the what Cuomo and de Blasio bloviated about regarding a distribution plan, the State of New York would stumble badly. And they have.
“As thousands of vaccine doses have arrived in New York, the state has placed strict limits on who can receive them — starting with at-risk healthcare workers, nursing home staff and residents. Those restrictions have not stopped some people who fall outside of the priority categories from obtaining doses, inflaming tensions at some area hospitals.”
Tensions among the area hospitals and in regards to those who are on the eligibility list? You don’t say. Do you think tensions are higher or lower now that people are realizing that Cuomo’s distribution plan of vaccine dosages is already an epic failure.
What ALL states should be doing is ensuring that everyone who is eligible – starting with our seniors, those specifically in nursing homes, and those in the healthcare industry receive their vaccine dosage NOW. And those administering the vaccines do NOT get weekends and holidays off!
Less than half of the vaccines have been administered in the state let alone in New York City. But de Blasio is SURE that one million people in the city will be vaccinated by the end of January.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city will use schools, pop-up clinics and “whatever it takes” to reach 1 million people within the month.
“We know New York City can vaccinate 1 million people in the month of January and really put this thing into high gear,” de Blasio told CNN. “Every single time we vaccinate someone, we are one step closer to making the coronavirus a thing of the past in terms of the horrible grip it has on society.”
It’s an ambitious goal considering the city has received just 390,425 vaccine doses and has been able to administer only about 78,000 shots, according to city data.”
How about them apples? Within one month, de Blasio’s people have only managed to administer 78,000 shots? Yet Cuomo is bitching about healthcare corporations such as ParCare and threatening million dollar fines? Wow. Between the two of them, it’s a miracle they get anything done!
New York has a vaccine dosage problem. That problem has two names.
Feature Photo Credit: vaccine stopwatch by Geralt via Pixabay, cropped and modified