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Saturday, January 30, 2021

How Long Until Health Care and 65+ Americans Are Vaccinated?

My quick and dirty calculations. If you see any mistakes let me know - it is certainly possible.

It took us about a month to get 7% of the US population inoculated with their first jab.  The total USA population of Health Care Workers and 65+ people is about 27% of our total population so it follows that it will likely take another 3 months or so to get all of us vaccinated.

And of course much longer to protect the entire country and the world. Of course our vaccine production and administration will no doubt improve and become substantially faster over time.

We are all hoping that the virus does not mutate and become more deadly and/or resistant to the vaccine.

In the meantime keep doing what we did in 1918 and what we should be doing now.

Maintain social distance

Avoid Groups

Wear good Masks

Wash carefully

Keep your friends and social contacts

Exercise, eat healthy and avoid depression

Keep Sending Emails!

This Too Shall Pass


CDC, New York Times, Bloomberg, US Census on 


US Doing Better Than Europe But Worse Than Britain

Europe's vaccination campaign is already among the most sluggish in the rich world: only two doses have been administered for every 100 Europeans, compared with seven in America and eleven in Britain.

Click to read the story in the Economist


Saturday, January 16, 2021

Update Jan 17, 2021


"The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 10.6 million people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and that about 1.6 million people had been fully vaccinated. That is far short of the goal federal officials set to give at least 20 million people their first shots before the end of 2020.

The federal government said Friday that it had delivered about 31.2 million doses to states, territories and federal agencies. The shipments, which came after a record-setting race to develop, study and approve a vaccine, have marked a turning point in the pandemic at a time when deaths and cases continue to set records.

But federal health officials recently acknowledged that the vaccine rollout had had a slower-than-expected start and said they did not have a clear understanding as to why only a portion of the doses shipped across the nation had made it into arms."

Source - Click to see a larger map and read the full article:  


Every site that tracks Covid Cases and deaths have slightly different numbers.  The site below says that we now have over 400,000 deaths.  The US has a little over 4% of the world's population but almost 20% of total deaths and over 25% of new cases and total cases. Well played, America.

Oh, well, this too shall pass. Eventually




Sunday, January 10, 2021

An Online Poll Conducted by our Congressman

An Online Poll Conducted by our Congressman Buchanan for Sarasota and Manatee County Jan 10, 2021.

1.8% of America Vaccinated So Far

The rate of vaccination has been slow, while we are at a very bad place with Covid hospitalizations and deaths. Only 1.8% of America has been vaccinated so far. The table below and the link to the article below show how many people have been vaccinated by State and territory. 

Some of the problem is likely the lack of personnel to administer the shots. Many of the hospitals and health departments that are administering the vaccines are overwhelmed with the sick. This may be the problem in California and Arizona, which have a lower than average rate of vaccination.

The US should mobilize our military to help the States administer the vaccine. We have very experienced medical people who can work very hard and long hours to help administer the vaccine. Regular troops could help with administration and logistics.  The States should be contacted to find out if they need personnel and then provide that where possible.

Click to read the article and see the rest of the States and Territories.


Monday, January 4, 2021

Personal Impacts of Covid-19

Much of our assessment of the impacts of Covid-19 relate to our own personal experience.  The average person ( we are all well above average!) knows 500 to 800 people (various sources).  I suppose gregarious people know more people.

Covid-19 has killed over 1 in 1,000 Americans to date. So by random luck you may not know anyone who died from Covid or you may know one or more.  And of course this affects your assessment of the danger.

We know one person who died from Covid, and he was not a close friend.  My best Marine friend was intubated Nov 17, and totally sedated until a week ago. I talked to him last week for the first time - I talked - he could not talk, and his wife held the phone to his ear.

Yesterday he could actually talk - not well - but was rational.  So for the first time we are hopeful he will make it.  His health will likely be very impacted, however.

Same day the father of a good friend died from Covid.

Stay safe everyone.  And be careful! This too shall pass.

  New York Times Jan 6, 2022 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases-deaths-tracker.html