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Thu May 27, 2021, 02:36 PM

As World Grows Desperate, US Sits On Tens Of Millions Of Unused COVID Vaccine

Source: MSN/ABC News

(1 hr. ago). Despite offers of lottery winnings, amusement park tickets and even cold hard cash, unvaccinated Americans are leaving tens of millions of unused doses for COVID-19 sitting on the shelves. Federal officials told state governors that as of earlier this week up to 53 million doses were still waiting to be ordered by the states – a staggering amount that, depending upon the type of vaccine, would offer protection against the virus to some 25 million people.

MORE: Half of US adults now fully vaccinated against COVID-19: CDC
That federal surplus is in addition to an unknown number of vaccine doses waiting for arms at vaccination sites and pharmacies in states like Wyoming, Idaho, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama that have the lowest vaccination rates.

The potential glut comes as the world’s poorest countries are still waiting on vaccines to protect their health care workers and elderly. Only 0.3% of vaccine supply is going to low-income countries. MORE: Biden to announce US will donate $4 billion for COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries.

“We are right now in possession of a supply that could be shared, that we're worried about expiring,” Arkansas GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson told the White House in phone call on Tuesday with other governors. Audio of the private call was obtained by ABC News. MORE: 'Herd immunity' gives way to 'good enough' as Biden sets new benchmark for vaccines...


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appalachiablue May 27 OP
Chainfire May 27 #1
NickB79 May 27 #2
llashram May 27 #3
dickthegrouch May 27 #4
HUAJIAO May 27 #5
roamer65 May 27 #6
maxsolomon May 27 #7
roamer65 May 27 #8
Snarkoleptic May 27 #9
FakeNoose May 27 #10
Evolve Dammit May 27 #11
Wild blueberry May 28 #12

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:44 PM

1. Let us give them to another country and watch the Right-wingers heads explode.

Not only do they (Republicans) not want it, and do not want other Americans to get it, they would have a hissy-fit if we gave the doses to some country that needed it.

If you want to see more Americans vaccinated, tell them that they will not be able to get it after a certain date. Threaten to send all of the remaining doses to our neighbors South of the Border. The Right wingers would be demanding the vaccine at gunpoint......

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:02 PM

2. Every day my wife tells me they threw away doses at work

It's nauseating.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:06 PM

3. may the fearful

and ignorantly led continue to live that way. I don't care about them anymore. May the lemmings keep falling over the cliff. Send the vaccines to people who need them and can receive them.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 04:33 PM

4. I have friends in the Philippines and Colombia

Who are desperate for vaccinations.
High risk careers and poor countries do not bode well for vaccination rollout.
Ethics and humanity dictate send our unused but usable stocks to those poor countries.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:34 PM

5. Not.."unvaccinated Americans are leaving tens of millions of unused doses..."

unvaccinated REPUBLICANS!!!"""

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:41 PM

6. Ship them to Canada and Mexico.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #6)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:51 PM

7. And the Caribbean, Central Am., S. Am., Africa

We have lots of worthy neighbors.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:53 PM

8. ..

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:30 PM

9. Just tell the GQP that their doses are going to be shipped overseas for brown folks,

they'll roll-up their sleeves in a heartbeat.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:51 PM

10. Our allies will love us forever and even forgive us for Chump

... if we just give away HALF of this vaccine.

It's ridiculous that we're holding onto it, the shelf-life is ???? (not sure) how long.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:55 PM

11. This is WRONG. Get your shit together America. JFC. Distribute world-wide. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 11:52 AM

12. Send all unused vaccines abroad

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