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(WV Gazette Mail)   Want a COVID-19 vaccination? Come play the slots at West Virginia casinos no matter what state you live in and you can get one   (wvgazettemail.com) divider line
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jvl [BareFark]
2021-04-22 8:05:07 PM  
Great! First thing I'll need before I play the slots will be a vaccine and then wait two weeks and oh wait...

Seriously tho, if it gets more people stabbed in the arm, I'm fine with it.
 
2021-04-22 8:06:42 PM  
That's bait. Suddenly... West Virginia. That's worse than Suddenly... Susan.
 
2021-04-22 8:10:42 PM  
You should get your shots before playing with sluts. Sometimes after too.
 
2021-04-22 8:12:53 PM  
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2021-04-22 8:14:08 PM  
Isn't it open to everyone everywhere now?  With appointments falling because demand is tapering off?

/Does not apply to Canada.
 
2021-04-22 8:15:04 PM  
How is that "cool?" That's monetizing an otherwise free, government-paid service, and effectively saying "paying customers first." This is two-fold manipulation - West Virginia gets to keep their administration numbers up even as demand for it among state residents - a bunch of whom have refused to take it - has declined, and it allows West Virginia to receive more government funding.

It's not just a bit suspect, it has the state asking "...waitaminute, we didn't authorize that...", which implies that the folks running the show didn't clear it with the state first.
 
2021-04-22 8:16:58 PM  

Izunbacol: Isn't it open to everyone everywhere now?  With appointments falling because demand is tapering off?

/Does not apply to Canada.


That's exactly it - the problem is that West Virginia's full of anti-vaxx assholes, so this bit of BS makes the state look "better" in terms of vaccine administration numbers (at the expense of the states around it), and it allows the state to claim more government money for administering the vaccine even as its own residents remain unvaccinated.
 
2021-04-22 8:17:04 PM  
Could be worse.

Could be at West Virginia strip clubs.
 
2021-04-22 8:19:02 PM  
Seriously, they touted their slightly-higher than average numbers for a few weeks now, so when their numbers plunged last week, they freaked out.
 
2021-04-22 8:20:19 PM  

Izunbacol: Isn't it open to everyone everywhere now?  With appointments falling because demand is tapering off?

/Does not apply to Canada.


North Dakota is going to be offering vaccines to Canadian truckers who cross the border a lot.
 
2021-04-22 8:25:47 PM  
Seems great way to get anti-vaxxers. While they're busy losing the rent. stab-em before they notice.
 
2021-04-22 8:38:51 PM  
Sounds like Oregon's clusterfark of a system. After waiting three weeks for an appointment, I finally got one... a two-hour drive away at a tribal casino... another three weeks from now.

/Luckily I was able to get one last week through my healthcare provider. Still had to drive an hour, but a lot better than this option.
 
2021-04-22 8:39:33 PM  
FTA: "I said, 'Sir all I need is a photo ID so I know who I'm giving this to.' And I honestly thought he was going to cry," Gambino said. "Our goal is just to get vaccines in arms. We are just doing our part."

That's both sad and uplifting at the same time. Lots of folks who REALLY wanted the shot (myself included) had a hard time finding a vaccination site. I know how that guy felt. I registered with my county and the VA, and kept searching, and finally got it at a Kroger, of all places. Ha! And if the casino, or a bar, or a gym is giving shots out, well, whatever it takes. I'm all for it.
 
2021-04-22 8:41:28 PM  

Izunbacol: Isn't it open to everyone everywhere now?  With appointments falling because demand is tapering off?

/Does not apply to Canada.


Houston has gone to a "just show up" plan.

Open to everyone over 18 and no appointment required.  You can literally just show up and get vaccinated (Pfizer or Moderna, depending on location)
 
2021-04-22 9:05:13 PM  
The slogan for this should be "gamble with your money, not your life".
 
2021-04-22 9:10:56 PM  

FormlessOne: How is that "cool?" That's monetizing an otherwise free, government-paid service, and effectively saying "paying customers first." This is two-fold manipulation - West Virginia gets to keep their administration numbers up even as demand for it among state residents - a bunch of whom have refused to take it - has declined, and it allows West Virginia to receive more government funding.

It's not just a bit suspect, it has the state asking "...waitaminute, we didn't authorize that...", which implies that the folks running the show didn't clear it with the state first.


It's cool because at this point in our COVID adventure ANYTHING that gets a vaccine in an arm is a good thing. Especially if it induces the anti-vaxxers who need some kind of incentive.

And if you are worried about West Virginia, or any state, receiving more federal dollars for getting more shots in arms then you're just a being a dick.
 
2021-04-22 9:46:23 PM  
Anyone notice how the only brand mentioned is Pfizer? Like, "I got my first Pfizer shot on Tuesday."

Probably the weirdest thing.
 
2021-04-22 10:01:33 PM  

NathanAllen: Anyone notice how the only brand mentioned is Pfizer? Like, "I got my first Pfizer shot on Tuesday."

Probably the weirdest thing.


Anywhere you go now has a vaccine, not a choice of vaccines.

/ Moderna
// 2nd shot coming up Monday, woo hoo!
 
2021-04-22 10:03:54 PM  
WTF, I've been on the WV waiting list for over a month now and they haven't called me up.  Now some out of state randos can come and get it?  The hell???
 
2021-04-22 10:22:26 PM  
I signed up for four different waiting lists. UPMC was the only one to come through. I got my second shot on Tuesday and I've still not heard anything from the other three.
 
2021-04-22 11:13:03 PM  

Spindle: WTF, I've been on the WV waiting list for over a month now and they haven't called me up.  Now some out of state randos can come and get it?  The hell???


DON'T TRUST ONE THING!

Go look at every pharmacy every hospital every health department individually.

The hospital clinic I got my shot at in Kentucky is doing walk ins.
 
2021-04-23 1:43:19 AM  

Spindle: WTF, I've been on the WV waiting list for over a month now and they haven't called me up.  Now some out of state randos can come and get it?  The hell???


If you're in the Wheeling area, the hospital's running a clinic on the highlands - you sign up on their website, pick a time slot, and go.
 
2021-04-23 8:50:28 AM  

scanman61: Izunbacol: Isn't it open to everyone everywhere now?  With appointments falling because demand is tapering off?

/Does not apply to Canada.

Houston has gone to a "just show up" plan.

Open to everyone over 18 and no appointment required.  You can literally just show up and get vaccinated (Pfizer or Moderna, depending on location)


Maryland as well.

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2021-04-23 9:26:26 AM  
Maybe if the government had made quarantining a resort experience we would have licked this thing in a month.

//Just food for thought.
 
2021-04-23 11:18:06 AM  

Straight Outta Hate: Maybe if the government had made quarantining a resort experience we would have licked this thing in a month.

//Just food for thought.


I hear there's this private golf club in Florida that's not so busy...
 
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