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(ABC7 San Francisco)   Not to alarm anyone, but San Francisco could run out of Covid vaccine by Thursday   (abc7news.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Vaccine, SAN FRANCISCO, Vaccination, Health care, Public health, city's health network, Mayor London Breed, large increase  
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2021-01-20 5:37:30 PM  
One of my neighbors lives at Swords to Plowshares, a veteran's group that provides housing and services to homeless vets. He said they were all vaccinated when I spoke to him a week ago. Glad they've been taken care of first.

I'm signed up to receive my first shot Saturday, but I'm expecting it not to happen. I work as a massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic, have a state massage license, cannot social distance to perform my work---which the California Dept of Public Health has deemed "medical massage"---we've never shut down. One of my roommates is an acupuncturist, the other 3 work in restaurants. We're one big essential worker work camp.

UCSF's website lists all the groups in 1a as:

Acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals
Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals
Paramedics, EMTs and others providing emergency medical services
Dialysis centers
Intermediate care facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care
Home health care and in-home supportive services
Community health workers, including promotors
Public health field staff
Primary Care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics
Specialty clinics
Laboratory workers
Dental and other oral health clinics
Pharmacy staff

I'm guessing I work in a "specialty clinic,"  but if they pull the "massage/chiropractic isn't healthcare" crap, you may be reading about me in the news.  I'd prefer to not be working, really, but my unemployment award is $167/week.

I'm weary of all this, really.
 
2021-01-20 5:45:42 PM  

FLMountainMan: valenumr: Perhaps consider that the media is just trying to show FUD over the whole process. It really is just fine. States know exactly what their allocations are, they are getting what is promised. Barring any production hiccups, those numbers will only increase fairly quickly. Sure, they only "know" what they are going to get a week out, but you can see there isn't a substantial fluctuation in any of the numbers.

Pretty much. If it were a federal problem, then why are some states doing a great job and some a terrible job?  Obviously scale has a bit to do with it - West Virginia and the Dakotas are leading the pack.  But governance is an issue.  Georgia and California are doing awful, and likely for the same reasons.  Florida and Texas are middle of the pack.  Georgia has almost three hundred counties - which bogs down the process.  California has a lot fewer counties, but a large and fragmented state and local bureacracy


Georgia has 159 counties, many of which share health departments.
 
2021-01-20 9:07:49 PM  
Someone can have my dose.  I volunteer to be last.
 
2021-01-21 12:49:34 AM  
Isn't this the case in every major city?  They are getting in 10,000 and 2,000 and 15,000 vaccines at a time, and they have millions of people.  Seems pretty obvious they are going to run out.
 
2021-01-21 4:32:28 AM  
Rice a Roni must be spinning in his grave.
 
2021-01-21 4:36:30 AM  

JuggleGeek: Isn't this the case in every major city?  They are getting in 10,000 and 2,000 and 15,000 vaccines at a time, and they have millions of people.  Seems pretty obvious they are going to run out.


It's been mentioned above, but running out is probably a good thing right now. And there rely is no vaccine shortages I've posted about it many times.

The media is still happy sowing FUD over this issue right now, because it's hot news. But guess what... This can't be seen as anything other than a huge success. We are ticking along just fine and it will only get better more efficient.

The media is falling right into a propaganda war. Why the fark do you think the Russians named their vaccine sputnik?
 
2021-01-21 12:06:13 PM  

valenumr: It's been mentioned above, but running out is probably a good thing right now.


It's good they are running out in one sense, because it means they are giving out as much of the vaccine as they can get.  But when you are vaccinating 10,000 people a week in a city with millions, it'll take years and a lot more deaths before you get enough people vaccinated.

And there rely is no vaccine shortages I've posted about it many times.

I know *lots* of people who are trying to get vaccinated, and about 4 who have actually been able to get it done.  To me, that means there is a shortage.  And the numbers I see in the press about how many have been given each week look very, very low.  I don't claim to be an expert, but from what I can see, it sure looks like a shortage.
 
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