4.6 Million Shots Today

Lots of shots.

Some excellent news: 4.6 million doses today (and a 7-day rolling average of 2.5 million).

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  1. Gustopher says:

    This is such good news I’m worried that it’s a reporting error.

    We never got a write up of Biden’s speech. It got me feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time. And then I saw that Fox went ballistic over it because of course they did finding weird offense.

  2. @Gustopher: I have a similar paranoia, to be honest.

    I may write up something on the Biden speech tomorrow (I started to but was really distracted by that elite school piece).

  3. Richard Gardner says:

    I’m now (this week) eligible on 2 of 3 vaccine eligibility tiers (VA (um, no) and TriCare (just went to 55 here), but not the WA State system that is expanding to teachers and food production workers on March 17, or over 65). I’m actually hoping for the new single J&J shot as I may have had Covid in January 2020 (or Influenza B) before there were any tests for it – I didn’t go to the MD then, but a friend who did had her MD tell her in November he was now sure she had Covid before it was known (neg on Flu test, but only 70% accuracy). IF I had an early (milder, sorry, sickest I’ve been as an adult) direct-from-China (vice the later via Italy stronger version) case of Covid-19 (vice Influenza-B?) the 2 shot Moderna or Pfizer could make me really sick on the 2nd shot – a couple of PNW older friends have had really bad reactions to the 2nd shot – also sick Jan-Feb 2020 (Covid was here in the PNW by Dec 2019, just not known – and China LIED). So I’m holding out a couple of weeks on getting jabbed until the J&J fetal tissue vaccine is available (got no issues with a cell line from 1985 being used in testing, the kid that wasn’t born has saved many lives) – way better for the folks that may have had the early version of Covid-19 on the West Coast. Just can’t prove it (current earliest USA case a tech executive in San Jose in November 2019, visited Wuhan, she died, later lab tests said Covid-19).

  4. Liberal Capitalist says:

    Got my first shot on Friday.



    (PS… turn on the sound in that video window.)


    Someone told me that I should be happy getting the Trump Vaccine.

    I… I realized I just had to walk away.

    I wanted to ask if he also gave credit to all the babies born in the last 4 years to Trump as well, because after all, Trump was there too.

    … morons.

  5. Liberal Capitalist says:


    And then I saw that Fox went ballistic over it …

    Yeah… After all, if all you got is a hammer…

    But that’s their shtick, right? People go there to soothe their racist mind.

  6. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @Gustopher: I was one of the Saturday vaccinations. I was quite surprised that had been able to make an appointment, but our region of the state went from one closed link (no appointments available for the foreseeable future) and one “second dose only” link (for which you make your appointment on a separate site) to contacts about 6 or 7 different site, clinics, destinations where shots and appointments were going to be available. I’m hoping that this will mean that Monala and others like her will be able to move up in line quickly.

  7. Just nutha ignint cracker says:

    @Just nutha ignint cracker: I also hope that last week wasn’t just a one-off fluke.

  8. Liberal Capitalist says:

    A thought…

    Anyone thinking that a lot of Trumpers are getting a shot in private?

    After all, they can keep up the act, after they are protected.