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(CNBC)   Connecticut is first US state with 50% full vaccination rate. This isn't helping with the "rich white people get all the vaccines" narrative   (cnbc.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
Highest vaccine rate AND the best pizza in the country!

/ducks and runs
 
4 days ago  
I think it has less to do with skin color and more to do with intelligence, Subby.
 
4 days ago  
Subs is right. Class is gonna be the driver.
 
4 days ago  
CT is 75% white.... Subby do you work for FOX News?
 
4 days ago  
Subby has obviously not been to Bridgeport.
 
4 days ago  
agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.
 
4 days ago  

SpectroBoy: Highest vaccine rate AND the best pizza in the country!

/ducks and runs


Dystic pizza. The secret ingredient is DYSTIC motherfarker! *grabs junk*

/apologies to julia roberts
//and harmony korine
 
4 days ago  
You mean old people in the first priority demographic.
 
4 days ago  

PawisBetlog: agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.


3,500,000 people actually. Which is a larger number than 50.
 
4 days ago  

Subtonic: Subby has obviously not been to Bridgeport.


Or New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, etc etc
 
4 days ago  

PawisBetlog: agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.


I was thinking vaccine distribution would be via pneumatic t-shirt gun, but that's actually Rhode Island.
 
4 days ago  
I thought the narrative was that you shouldn't get vaccinated because that's what rich people want you to do.
 
4 days ago  

theflatline: CT is 75% white.... Subby do you work for FOX News?


And while there are certainly some very rich people in CT, it also has a pretty significant wealth disparity.
 
4 days ago  

Subtonic: Subby has obviously not been to Bridgeport.


Or Hartford.
Or New Haven.
Or Waterbury.
Or Meriden.
Or Middletown.
Or plenty of other places in the state.

CT's cities and towns rank among the most diverse

We've got plenty of lily-white communities, too, don't get me wrong.
 
4 days ago  
What you tawkin about Subby?

Plenty of Asians in New Haven.
 
4 days ago  

Subtonic: Subby has obviously not been to Bridgeport.


Or Danbury. Or New Haven. Or pretty much anywhere in the state that's not a gated enclave.
 
4 days ago  
So white people are both hogging all the vaccines while simultaneously being so anti-vax so we won't reach herd immunity.  Is there a daily coin toss or something on which one to be outraged about?
 
4 days ago  
Connecticut is 'rich' in that it has some of the worst income inequality in the US.   From my personal observation there seems to be no middle class in Connecticut.  People residing in CT are either very rich or very poor.
 
4 days ago  

PawisBetlog: agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.


James William Bottomtooth III would never ride in a bus
 
4 days ago  

PawisBetlog: agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.


CT is 29th most populous state
 
4 days ago  
People who take problems seriously tend to solve them sooner.  That's what this is telling you.
 
4 days ago  

Demetrius: Subtonic: Subby has obviously not been to Bridgeport.

Or Hartford.
Or New Haven.
Or Waterbury.
Or Meriden.
Or Middletown.
Or plenty of other places in the state.

CT's cities and towns rank among the most diverse

We've got plenty of lily-white communities, too, don't get me wrong.


Granny lived in an apartment in downtown Bridgeport, uncle lived in one of those well-to-do subdivisions half an hour away. Visiting from one to the other as a kid was pretty eye opening.
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  
I happen to be in one of the towns that has Crazy high vax rates.    All walks of life here.   My observation as to WHY we are crushing it?   We have a big tax base of hundreds of businesses; which begets a police force of aprox. 27 as well as a big fire dept. in a town of approx 10k people.   They all got involved and got organized early on to create a drive through site.

I don't think skin pigment had anything to do with it.
 
4 days ago  
Exactly how easy does it need to be to get a free, incredibly safe, humanity-saving vaccine before morons stop whining about how it's just plain too hard for some people to bother to get?
 
4 days ago  
Connecticut is the east coast equivalent to a flyover state. It's just something we pass through to get to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. No reason to stop.
 
4 days ago  

Solty Dog: Connecticut is the east coast equivalent to a flyover state. It's just something we pass through to get to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. No reason to stop.


Keep talkin that shiat and we gonna put tolls back up.   lols
 
4 days ago  
I AM ANGRY ABOUT THIS!
 
4 days ago  

PawisBetlog: agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.


Very amusing.

It's the state with the 4th most dense population. And touches numbers 2 and 3. People actually live in the land Southern New England has. If connecticut expanded to the land area of texas while maintaining its population density, 200 million people would live there.
 
4 days ago  
If they did get all the vaccines, at least they are using them, unlike states like Michigan.
 
4 days ago  

Subtonic: PawisBetlog: agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.

3,500,000 people actually. Which is a larger number than 50.


And given that quite a few of them work in New York & treat Connecticut as their bedroom community, yeah, I'm betting you're going to see an interesting layout by census tract, with the western side of the state all but done with immunization while the eastern side languishes.
 
4 days ago  
Wife is from Stamford and is watching this thread with great interest and is giving me a play-by-play on the diversity and wealth distribution of different towns in cities.

/Her HS yearbook had an urban graffiti design on the cover and the school was really mixed-income, although that involved some busing.
 
4 days ago  

theflatline: CT is 75% white.... Subby do you work for FOX News?


Whiter than Georgia, per what the US Census Bureau says.
 
4 days ago  
We currently have more available vaccines than we have demand.
 
4 days ago  
CT's biggest issue right now is finding people TO be vaccinated.

At this point, you can pretty much walk in with no appointment and get your shot.  Sites that used to be limited to in-town service (such as Vernon, CT Senior Center) has opened up access to the entire State.  All the major pharmacies have appointments available out the wazoo.  I just checked CVS for example, 87 of 98 towns have appointments available to book right now.

The only reason someone would not be at least in line to be vaccinated in CT at this point is if they CHOSE not to get it.
 
4 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: theflatline: CT is 75% white.... Subby do you work for FOX News?

Whiter than Georgia, per what the US Census Bureau says.


Georgia isn't that white at all. Ever been to Atlanta?
 
4 days ago  

wgb423: Solty Dog: Connecticut is the east coast equivalent to a flyover state. It's just something we pass through to get to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. No reason to stop.

Keep talkin that shiat and we gonna put tolls back up.   lols


We get enough of that in Mass. Can't drive 5 feet without paying some yahoo in a booth.
 
4 days ago  

BlippityBleep: So white people are both hogging all the vaccines while simultaneously being so anti-vax so we won't reach herd immunity.  Is there a daily coin toss or something on which one to be outraged about?


Today is tails:  White people of moderate means are the debil causing the wing shortage.
 
4 days ago  

FormlessOne: Subtonic: PawisBetlog: agree on intelligence, also isn't the population of Connecticut like 50 people?  Not hard to hit 50% when your population can fit in a large bus.

3,500,000 people actually. Which is a larger number than 50.

And given that quite a few of them work in New York & treat Connecticut as their bedroom community, yeah, I'm betting you're going to see an interesting layout by census tract, with the western side of the state all but done with immunization while the eastern side languishes.


Assumption appears to correlate with data. Basically, the two rich corridors - the one between Hartford and NYC, and the one between Boston and New Haven - are covered, while the farming areas are well behind. The northeast corner of the state is going to suck for some time.

I used to live in multiple places in CT, growing up - Thompson, Brooklyn, and Moosup. All three are in Windham County, which is the tip-top of the northeast corner. Might as well be on the Moon in terms of vaccine numbers.
 
4 days ago  
at this point any vaccination is better than no vaccination. at least the richers wont be spreading it all over the place when they take their 15th vacation.

/of course this doesn't mean we shouldn't be trying to improve availability and vaccination rates for everyone.
 
4 days ago  

Fireproof: Wife is from Stamford and is watching this thread with great interest and is giving me a play-by-play on the diversity and wealth distribution of different towns in cities.

/Her HS yearbook had an urban graffiti design on the cover and the school was really mixed-income, although that involved some busing.


Same here. Used to go to Killingly High School in the mid '80s - we had an exciting vo-ag program & affiliation with Ellis Tech for trade schooling, and we were an odd mix of yuppies, factory workers, & farmers.
 
4 days ago  

wgb423: I happen to be in one of the towns that has Crazy high vax rates.    All walks of life here.   My observation as to WHY we are crushing it?   We have a big tax base of hundreds of businesses; which begets a police force of aprox. 27 as well as a big fire dept. in a town of approx 10k people.   They all got involved and got organized early on to create a drive through site.

I don't think skin pigment had anything to do with it.


Just what a white person would have us believe.
 
4 days ago  

TTFK: CT's biggest issue right now is finding people TO be vaccinated.

At this point, you can pretty much walk in with no appointment and get your shot.  Sites that used to be limited to in-town service (such as Vernon, CT Senior Center) has opened up access to the entire State.  All the major pharmacies have appointments available out the wazoo.  I just checked CVS for example, 87 of 98 towns have appointments available to book right now.

The only reason someone would not be at least in line to be vaccinated in CT at this point is if they CHOSE not to get it.


I work at a giant casino in the state and the mega vaccine clinic they have there switched about a week or so ago from appointment only to walk in. It seems the bottleneck is gone.
 
4 days ago  

FormlessOne: Basically, the two rich corridors - the one between Hartford and NYC, and the one between Boston and New Haven - are covered, while the farming areas are well behind.


Outreach in some areas is better than others

Monday's stop was at Oakridge Dairy, a large dairy farm in Ellington, where about 50 migrant farm workers were vaccinated. Purcaro even gave the introduction in Spanish.

Stops at last week's kickoff included Rein's Deli and Swiss Cleaners in Vernon.

"How can you not se what Vernon is doing," said Courtney, a Vernon resident himself. "Wherever I go in the district (Connecticut's 2nd District), people are talking about what Vernon has been doing."

Courtney was particularly impressed by the efforts at an agriculture venue. It's a topic near and dear to him. As he talked, a carousel of cows was rotating in the background at the Oak Ridge milking house.

"The agricultural workers are essential and need the vaccine," he said. "This is about keeping them healthy so we can out food on the table."
 
4 days ago  

IndyJohn: We currently have more available vaccines than we have demand.


Correct. Time to end emergency authorization and start lining up the chuds. I know who was conspicuously absent when I was a the vax centers.
 
4 days ago  

SpectroBoy: Highest vaccine rate AND the best pizza in the country!

/ducks and runs


What? We don't even have a Sbarros
 
4 days ago  

Solty Dog: We get enough of that in Mass. Can't drive 5 feet without paying some yahoo in a booth.


Except they got rid of the booths a long time ago in almost the entire State...
 
4 days ago  

Solty Dog: Connecticut is the east coast equivalent to a flyover state. It's just something we pass through to get to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. No reason to stop.


You are practically forced to drive through that miserable shiathole known as Hartford.
 
4 days ago  

TTFK: At this point, you can pretty much walk in with no appointment and get your shot.


Not "pretty much" but "can absolutely."  Even Costco now has zero appointment vaccinations. You choose which vaccine. No id required. No residency required. You don't need insurance and it's completely free.

Come to CT. We'll have a beer and get your 5G chip installed.
 
4 days ago  

flucto: What? We don't even have a Sbarros


West Hartford, Manchester, Milford, Stamford, New Haven, N Stonington all have them.
 
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