Archive for February 16th, 2021

VAX: I got mine … and it wasn’t easy!

February 16, 2021

Some hints if you’re still in the hunt.
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For me, last Thursday was like every other day since the COVID vaccines were launched.

Up at 4 a.m. to scan my current set of potential vaccination sites: Maryland state (which controls the 6-Flags mass vaccination site), Anne Arundel County (which controls the sites closest to my home and has us on their digital pre-registration list), local Hospitals (2 of them, also on their “vaccine interest” lists), local grocery chains (2 of them, supplied by AA County) … and, two new additions: CVS and Walgreens.

Conservatively, I estimate that I’ve spent well over 100 hours trying to break through the scheduling sites; have made literally thousands of site visits; and, even learned how to set my browsers to auto-refresh web pages, hoping that trick would supplement my manual click-ons.

Warning: That last hack has a potential downside. You lose your spot in the online queue at some scheduling sites if you refresh their web pages.

Last Thursday, my search priorities were the new additions: Walgreen’s and CVS.

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Feb. 16: COVID Tracking Stats

February 16, 2021

Cases & Deaths

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Note: For timely relevance, the starting point for this chart is set to November 1 … before the recent surge in cases and deaths. At the index starting date, cases were ~ 100K and deaths were ~ 1,000 per day.

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Case Fatality Rate

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    See Why is the Case Fatality Rate increasing?

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Hospitalizations

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Source: RonaViz.com