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    I'm in agreement. Currently it seems like the vaccination process has slowed and something different needs to be done.

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      Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
      I'm in agreement. Currently it seems like the vaccination process has slowed and something different needs to be done.
      It has slowed but they’re still giving about 2 million a day I believe so it’s not like it’s dropped off wildly. Still an incentive couldn’t hurt.
      Steve

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      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
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        What I find interesting is how attitudes about vaccines have changed since I was a child.

        Polio vaccine, for example. When my mother was a child the mechanism for transmission was not well understood. They closed down schools. They closed down pools and beaches. (One way to get polio is from “contaminated” water. Thank goodness for sewage treatment plants.)

        Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinaltract. It is most often spread through person-to-person contact with the stool of an infected person and also may be spread through oral/nasal secretions.”

        http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/h...%20HB.2012.pdf

        The results of getting polio could be devastating or fatal. So, when they came up with a vaccine— my parents were very grateful that a vaccine could prevent the disease.

        Growing up, I don’t ever recall someone saying—“we/our children could potentially just get a light case of polio- so, we are just going to take our chances with natural immunity.”

        So, attitudes about vaccines seem to be different now a days.

        I think what Dr Fauci has been saying is that we won’t achieve herd immunity unless we get more participation with folks taking the vaccine.

        Personally, I think the fact that they were able to come up with an effective vaccine against COVID in such a short period of time is amazing.

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          Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
          How about no more $1500 stimulus checks or rich unemployment benefits until you get a vaccine?
          Actually, I think that is brilliant. But, I don’t think there will be anymore stimulus checks. (And, some folks don’t qualify for any of these benefits).

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            Originally posted by Like2Plan View Post
            What I find interesting is how attitudes about vaccines have changed since I was a child.

            Personally, I think the fact that they were able to come up with an effective vaccine against COVID in such a short period of time is amazing.
            This could be the reason why people are skeptical about it, not me but those who choose not to get it. I'm on a vaccine of sorts craze now. Last week I took my 1st dose of Shingrix at CVS (I'm 55, recommended for 50+). Next I'll do Hep A & B. Later maybe MMR & Tetnus diptheria. I'll be glowing in the dark fluorescent green.

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              Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post

              This could be the reason why people are skeptical about it, not me but those who choose not to get it. I'm on a vaccine of sorts craze now. Last week I took my 1st dose of Shingrix at CVS (I'm 55, recommended for 50+). Next I'll do Hep A & B. Later maybe MMR & Tetnus diptheria. I'll be glowing in the dark fluorescent green.
              LOL. But, good for you. I put off getting my pneumonia shot (was due in February), because I wanted to get my 2 COVID shots and I wasn’t sure when I would be able to get an appointment. But, now that I have had my 2nd COVID shot 6 weeks ago I can go get up to date.

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                Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
                How about no more $1500 stimulus checks or rich unemployment benefits until you get a vaccine?
                I'm going to say I can't disagree actually that tying it to stimulus or unemployment checks is perfect. I'd support that.
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                  Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post

                  I'm going to say I can't disagree actually that tying it to stimulus or unemployment checks is perfect. I'd support that.
                  the uber-rich unemployment benefits supposedly run out in September, though they've been extended several times. I have four franchise locations, and stimulus checks and unemployment are my biggest competitors. I can't find employees, even with signing bonuses and all sorts of other goodies. It's weird, I'm trying to run a bona fide business and employ people, when the government is borrowing $ trillions to pay people to not work. This is all so bizarre, you could write a fiction novel about it, but no one would buy it because it would be too far-fetched to be believable. The Fed is burying this country currently.
                  Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

                  -George Carlin

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                    Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
                    I'm in agreement. Currently it seems like the vaccination process has slowed and something different needs to be done.
                    Around here, they're setting up clinics at the big sporting events. Watch the game, get a vaccine. That will hopefully catch some of the younger people.

                    Shots for shots isn't a bad way to go either. Breweries/pubs are offering a free beer or shot of alcohol if you get the vaccine.

                    Or, how about tying a tax rebate to it (pay a penalty on 2021 taxes if unvaccinated). That might get people's attention.

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                      We got an email today from work that a bunch of the primary care practices in our system now have the J&J shot available in the office. You don't have to be a patient of that practice to go there for a vaccine as long as you're a patient of the system overall.

                      I think this will help a lot too. Anything that makes it more convenient and captures more people is a good thing. And folks who do go to those practices can be offered the shot when they come in for other reasons, just like how we give the flu shot each year.
                      Steve

                      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                        Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post

                        the uber-rich unemployment benefits supposedly run out in September, though they've been extended several times. I have four franchise locations, and stimulus checks and unemployment are my biggest competitors. I can't find employees, even with signing bonuses and all sorts of other goodies. It's weird, I'm trying to run a bona fide business and employ people, when the government is borrowing $ trillions to pay people to not work. This is all so bizarre, you could write a fiction novel about it, but no one would buy it because it would be too far-fetched to be believable. The Fed is burying this country currently.
                        Maybe but give it to costco or walmart and say to go in get a shot to help us protect our employees. Then people who want to go get a shot.
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                          Originally posted by LivingAlmostLarge View Post

                          Maybe but give it to costco or walmart and say to go in get a shot to help us protect our employees. Then people who want to go get a shot.
                          In their typical elitist ways, the gubmit kind of set us up for the whole under-vaccinated situation. Rather than making the vaccine convenient to all from the very beginning, various state gubmits (particularly but not exclusively liberal state gubmits) decided to set up a complicated system of online appointments, registrations, etc. This directly disadvantaged the elderly and working poor, as a big chunk of these folks neither have the equipment nor wherewithal to punch around on a desk top machine and then take two hours out of their day to travel somewhere for their appointment to get a shot.

                          Think about the guy working for a landscape company named Joe. He goes to his boss and says "Hey, can I take off the job for a while and go up to the UPS store so I can use their computer so I can make an appointment so I can go and get a shot?" I mean come on, that is typical aristocrat nonsense.

                          Many smaller communities did this the right way - they set up walk-in shot clinics at the local school or library and it was first-come, first serve. Flowed smooth as water from a fountain. Then you had the big, ultra-liberal cities with vaccination rates that are a train wreck because they tried to get cute and overcomplicate everything.

                          In any promotion or campaign, there is an initial surge of heightened interest, and that's when you have to make hay. At the beginning, interest in getting a vaccine was very high, and that would have been when we have things "more convenient" for people. Pissing around for 3 months with a bunch of bureaucracy, and then deciding now that it is a bright idea to make the shots more convenient, it's a little late.

                          But many of the current ruling class have never managed, much less owned, any sort of business, so one could hardly expect them to do anything but make a mess of this, or anything else for that matter.
                          Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

                          -George Carlin

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                            MLK hospital in Los Angeles where I got both of my Pfizer shots now takes walk-ins which is good and makes it easier. When I got my shots in March it was exclusively by appointments only, no walk-ins. Click image for larger version

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                              Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
                              MLK hospital in Los Angeles where I got both of my Pfizer shots now takes walk-ins
                              All of the mega sites in NJ require no appointments. It's all walk in now. Once they got through the restricted high risk tiers, there was no longer any reason to have appointments.
                              Steve

                              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                                Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post

                                In their typical elitist ways, the gubmit kind of set us up for the whole under-vaccinated situation. Rather than making the vaccine convenient to all from the very beginning, various state gubmits (particularly but not exclusively liberal state gubmits) decided to set up a complicated system of online appointments, registrations, etc. This directly disadvantaged the elderly and working poor, as a big chunk of these folks neither have the equipment nor wherewithal to punch around on a desk top machine and then take two hours out of their day to travel somewhere for their appointment to get a shot.

                                Think about the guy working for a landscape company named Joe. He goes to his boss and says "Hey, can I take off the job for a while and go up to the UPS store so I can use their computer so I can make an appointment so I can go and get a shot?" I mean come on, that is typical aristocrat nonsense.

                                Many smaller communities did this the right way - they set up walk-in shot clinics at the local school or library and it was first-come, first serve. Flowed smooth as water from a fountain. Then you had the big, ultra-liberal cities with vaccination rates that are a train wreck because they tried to get cute and overcomplicate everything.

                                In any promotion or campaign, there is an initial surge of heightened interest, and that's when you have to make hay. At the beginning, interest in getting a vaccine was very high, and that would have been when we have things "more convenient" for people. Pissing around for 3 months with a bunch of bureaucracy, and then deciding now that it is a bright idea to make the shots more convenient, it's a little late.

                                But many of the current ruling class have never managed, much less owned, any sort of business, so one could hardly expect them to do anything but make a mess of this, or anything else for that matter.
                                This...I hate my city and state for it. They keep having appointments and the mega sites are outside the city. I thought it ridiculous they were giving lip service to equity but instead the only equity was people able to access the internet. I didn't understand why they didn't just set up mobile clinics in the city and just mass vaccinate all the people who didn't have reliable transportation or homeless. But when you put it that way people don't want to admit the way it was done was stupid, even though it was really stupid.
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