Archive for February 4th, 2021

VAX: Again, please quit teasing me !

February 4, 2021

Statistically insignificant, logistically nightmarish.
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According to the WSJ

Team Biden announced a federal program starting Feb. 11 that will deliver vaccines directly to certain pharmacies, including ones operated by Walgreens, CVS, Kroger and Walmart.

Next week, a million doses being allocated to 6,500 stores next week.

If I’ve got the decimal point right, that works out to a whopping 150 doses per store.

Imagine if Apple were to launch a new generation iPhone by allocating 150 per store.

Statistically insignificant …  and logistically nightmarish for both stores (that need to staff up for low scale operations) and consumers (who will need to fight for appointments on the hellish scheduling sites).

Though I’m 24 x 7 on all the stores’ appointment scheduling systems, I think I’m more likely to get struck by lightning in the next couple of weeks than to get a shot at one of these places.

But, I’ll keep trying…

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P.S. I wonder what the shipping container size is for the vaccines…

Given the deep-freeze storage requirements, I thought a shipping container of vax was much bigger than 30 bottles, each with 5 (or 6) doses.

Anybody know?

VAX: Please stop teasing me!

February 4, 2021

Shucks, those are just technical details.
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According to the Baltimore Sun

Here we go again….

Maryland Gov. Hogan announced the opening of two mass vaccination sites at the Baltimore Convention Center and Six Flags America in Prince George’s County.

OK, that makes sense, but …

Details surrounding the mass sites have not been announced:

  • How to get an appointment?
  • How many vaccines a day the state hopes to administer?
  • How fast will the program ramp-up?

I guess those are just technical details.

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P.S. The launch is scheduled for tomorrow, so Team Hogan still has today to sort out the details.

What a way to run railway…

Feb. 4: COVID VAX Stats

February 4, 2021

Vaccine Supply & Vaccinations

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Supply Utilization

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Vaccinations per Day

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Link to State by State Data

Feb. 4: COVID Tracking Stats

February 4, 2021

Cases & Deaths

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Case Fatality Rate

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Hospitalizations

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Source: RonaViz.com