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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 12:49 PM

WH: Here's where we are in our vaccination program as of today:


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White House COVID-19 Response Team
@WHCOVIDResponse
Here's where we are in our vaccination program as of today:

- 74% of adults 65+ have received at least one shot
- 52% of seniors are fully vaccinated
- Nearly 100 million Americans have received at least one dose
- More than 56 million adults in the U.S. are now fully vaccinated

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 12:57 PM

1. So seniors comprise the lion's share of the fully vaccinated? WTF.

 

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:01 PM

2. Do you know anything of what's been going on?

Until very recently ONLY seniors could get vaccinations.

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Response to mrsadm (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:13 PM

4. Yes. But I health workers and other essential workers also received it early on. Although I'm older,

 

I never thought older people should have been prioritized. The focus should have been on those with serious comordities regardless of age. Not my long retired, perfectly healthy neighbor who got hers so she can goes for long walks just like always.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:47 PM

6. Are you not aware that the great majority of the dead are seniors? Also we clog up the hospitals...

...while dying horribly. If you want to look at the situation strictly from an enlightened self-interest standpoint, just think of us using up all the space and resources that might go to someone else.

Until very recently there truly was not enough, and Trump’s chaos scramble system made it infinitely worse. Now we have enough. But — just my opinion here — one of Trump’s legacies, aside from confusion, is envy. He plays everything like a zero-sum game. Don’t fall for it.




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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:53 PM

8. The seniors who die have comorbidities just many like younger people who die from Covid.

 

There are plenty of healthy seniors who don’t have shit to go who are getting it. But at least now they can “hug their grandchildren”. I know that must seem so mean, but if it had been based on health risk, many many seniors would still be prioritized along with others who at at high risk.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:04 PM

10. Okey-dokey

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:26 PM

11. How and who would be assessing for those

health risks? What form would they fill out for to take with you to get the vaccine? While it sounds like it makes sense to do it that way implementing that would have been an even bigger logistical nightmare than going by age.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:50 PM

13. How are they doing it now? Some stays are now opening it up to cobomorbidities vs. just wanting

 

To “hug the grandchildren”.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:43 PM

14. You're right: you do seem mean. Psst: age alone is a comorbidity.

SMH.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:12 PM

3. In MA you still need to over 60

to even qualify.

And I'm sure it's the same many other places.

So I guess its a WTF back at ya.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:46 PM

5. on monday, anyone with one qualifying health condition in MA

is eligible.

And right now, in addition to over 60, lots of workers in many jobs are eligible (retail, restaurant, etc).

Everyone will be eligible 4/15 I believe. Of course, getting an appointment is still a race of fools, but at least you can try.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:48 PM

7. PA opens up to everyone over 16 on the 19th

of April.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:04 PM

9. A graph from the CDC that might explain it

This is from their COVID Data Tracker. If the site doesn't go there automatically, click on the "Age" button under "Deaths" on the right side. The three highest lines are for 55-64 (pink dots), 65-79 (magenta dashes), and 80 and up (solid magenta). The other age groups barely register by comparison.

Seniors got vaccinated first because they were the ones dying from Covid-19.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:29 PM

12. I'm 72 and will get my second Moderna vaccine

on April 21st. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve heard you can consider yourself immune two weeks after the vaccine! Hallelujah!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:48 PM

15. Thank you Joe!

We'd never be this far along if (horrors, shudder) the former guy was still in charge.

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