Archive for February 17th, 2021

The crazy quilt of vaccine distribution…

February 17, 2021

Unnecessary complexity, unready component parts and politics as usual
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When the dust settles (and it will eventually) the first couple of months of COVID vaccine distribution — nationally and in most (but not all) states — will become a classic textbook case of how not to build a distribution network for a new “must have” product.

There are exceptions, of course, most notably West Virginia, which crafted an efficient delivery system by staying simple and focused.

See: So, why is West Virginia kicking other states butts?

But, most states are dismissive of the West Virginia model and seem intent on rushing to build complex distribution networks cobbled with unready component parts and fraught with political infighting.

Case in point: Maryland, my home state.

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To understand what’s going on, we need to dust off our notes from Distribution 101.

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Feb. 17: COVID VAX Stats

February 17, 2021

Vaccine Supply & Vaccinations

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Vaccinations per Day

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Vaccine Stockpile    Doses NOT Administered

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Feb. 17: COVID Tracking Stats

February 17, 2021

Cases & Deaths

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Note:  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