CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 05/4/2021
HELLO, FIFTH TRY, EXPLETIVE DELECTD
HELLO (I’M HAVING TROUBLE SENDING TODAY DUE TO MR. GOOGLE ACTING UP)
NYT DAILY TRACKER MAY 4, 2021:
J. Harris: Area active Covid cases are creeping up? More activities? Younger victims. There is plenty of Vaccine available locally.
“The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old by early next week, according to federal officials familiar with the agency’s plans, opening up the U.S. vaccination campaign to millions more people…”
(J. Harris: Obviously Covid can have a deadly vascular component.)
1. Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe (New York Times) Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for the coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term “herd immunity” came to signify the endgame: the point when enough Americans would be protected from the
virus so we could be rid of the pathogen and reclaim our lives.
2. CVS and Walgreens Have Wasted More Vaccine Doses Than Most States Combined (Kaiser Health News) Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against covid-19 account for the lion’s share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 182,874 wasted doses as of late March, three months into the country’s effort to vaccinate the masses against the coronavirus. Of those, CVS was responsible for nearly half, and Walgreens for 21%, or nearly 128,500 wasted shots combined. CDC data suggests that the companies have wasted more doses than states, U.S. territories and federal agencies combined. Pfizer’s vaccine, which in December was the first to be deployed and initially required storage at ultracold temperatures, represented nearly 60% of tossed doses.
J. Harris: Quick read, LA Times summary .
VACCINATIONS SOON AT WILEY OPEN TO PUBLIC MAY 6
(Aggie joke from NYT but probably too complicated for most Aggies)
How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hand…
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