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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 09:47 PM

If you don't understand how far behind we are with vaccine distribution planning

And getting the vaccine into the arms of people. Look at how the UK hit the ground running. If you’re in a red state this isn’t good news.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 09:51 PM

1. "red state" has a new meaning now.

Mine is a DOUBLE red state-- full of Trumpers and Covid.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 09:56 PM

2. Maine has put together a pretty aggressive distribution plan

And has already done a dry run.

Democratic leadership

Yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:04 PM

3. Yet Maine Keeps Voting In A MORON For Senate nt

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:25 PM

6. Your concern is noted

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:30 PM

7. Must You Mince Words??

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:06 PM

4. I thought that Pfizer, Moderna, UPS, McKesson, Walgreen's and CVS have a plan?

That's how flu, shingles, and other vaccines are distributed.

There's no reason to build something from scratch.

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:31 PM

8. There are many "Pharmacy deserts" in this country

rural and inner city areas.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:59 PM

9. Between them, they have over 19000 locations, so coverage is pretty broad

I did some searches on google maps, and I didn't find any areas with obvious gaps.

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:01 PM

10. 9000

Are here in NY. Every other block.

But seriously there are places where one Pharmacy serves 50,000 people.

We must have more than just CVS.

Mobile vaccination centers must be deployed.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:10 PM

11. Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Vulnerab

Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Vulnerable Americans in Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide

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CVS and Walgreens will schedule and coordinate on-site clinic date(s) directly with each facility. It is anticipated that three total visits over approximately two months are likely to be needed to administer both doses of vaccine (if indicated) to residents and staff. The pharmacies will also:

Receive and manage vaccines and associated supplies (e.g., syringes, needles, and personal protective equipment).

Ensure cold chain management for vaccine.

Provide on-site administration of vaccine.

Report required vaccination data (including who was vaccinated, with what vaccine, and where) to the state, local, or territorial, and federal public health authorities within 72 hours of administering each dose.

Adhere to all applicable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for COVID-19 testing for LTCF staff.

“Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly among our most vulnerable populations, will be critical to saving lives and helping our nation recover from the pandemic,” said John Standley, Walgreens president. “Since the onset of the pandemic, Walgreens has worked closely with the CDC, HHS and the Administration to help accelerate the availability of COVID tests, ensure access to essential medicines and products and serve as a safe and trusted source of information in our communities. We are proud of how our pharmacists have continued to serve our patients and look forward to leveraging our nationwide footprint, community presence and pharmacist expertise to help administer COVID-19 vaccines, once they become available.”

“CVS Health has been on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, working across the health care spectrum in all the communities we serve and that will continue to be the case when we have a vaccine to dispense,” said Troy Brennan, Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health.

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/10/16/trump-aministration-partners-cvs-walgreens-provide-covid-19-vaccine-protect-vulnerable-americans-long-term-care-facilities-nationwide.html

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:15 AM

14. This doesn't address

areas where one CVS is not enough.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:13 AM

17. McKesson is the biggest wholesaler of pharma to hospitals, clinics, etc.

And as noted in the previous post, CVS will be taking vaccines to nursing homes, etc.

McKesson, Walgreen's and CVS together provide a lot of coverage and a good core to build on. They know how to distribute vaccines.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:10 PM

5. trump washed his hands of it months ago and only cares about his quixotic quest...

to overthrow the election. And Pence and any of the other republicans are too spineless to do anything but follow his dumb ass and corrupt lead.

We have to wait until Biden gets in before anything is going to be done to get Americans vaccinated, meanwhile tens of thousands will die.

This admin has been all the way worthless from day 1.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:16 PM

12. What's new?

expect the worst and you won't be surprised

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:20 PM

13. Walgreens and CVS cannot get it done alone.

We’re barely getting a decent level of testing and it’s December. I’m hearing that is rapidly deteriorating though because there are so many people infected now.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:38 AM

15. The U.S. military is handling the logistics of national distribution,

and they're very good at it. How the individual states manage will no doubt be...individual.

But not to forget that -- except for this Trump/McConnell term -- the U.S. has always lead the world in epidemic control. We have no shortage of the best, most experienced experts of all kinds.

Balanced of course by no shortage of corrupt and incompetent Republicans in office. But records of all supplies and their locations will be maintained by the military.

Military to Play Logistics-Only Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Effort
OCT. 24, 2020 | BY C. TODD LOPEZ, DOD NEWS

U.S. military personnel won't be administering any COVID-19 vaccines to the American people once the vaccines are approved for use. But the U.S. military will lend it's experienced hand in logistics to ensure the vaccine is available across the nation, said Paul Mango, the deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Services.

"The overwhelming majority of Americans will get a vaccine that no federal employee, including the Department of Defense, has touched," Mango said during a Friday teleconference regarding Operation Warp Speed, the DOD and HHS effort to find a vaccine for COVID-19.

"That said ... we have the best logisticians in the world at the Department of Defense, working in conjunction with the CDC, to guide ... every logistical detail you could possibly think of." That effort, Mango said, involves things such as needles, syringes, swabs, adhesive bandages, dry ice and trucks, for instance.

"Gen. [Gustave F. Perna], and his team ... are guiding all of that with scores of folks from both the CDC and the DOD," Mango said. "We will have an operation center that will tell us at any given time exactly where every dose of vaccine is."

Those operations centers, he said, will be similar to those set up for things like hurricanes. ...

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2393298/military-to-play-logistics-only-role-in-covid-19-vaccine-effort/


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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 09:45 AM

16. I live in Tennessee, a seriously red state. I actually believe that we have a good

distribution plan, and that the bottleneck will be availability of vaccines in sufficient quantity to meet the demand. That is a failure at the Trump level, and the recent news that he declined to buy something like 100 million additional doses from Pfizer when this was offered last summer is more evidence of his fatally criminal negligence.

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