2021-05-03 BC

Vaccinations This article reports that there have been 618 cases of COVID among people more than two weeks after they got their first dose (most of whom had not gotten their second dose). That’s 0.14% of vaccinated people. 18 people died, most of them over 80. Vaccines are good, but not perfect. Events It’s not… Continue reading 2021-05-03 BC

2021-05-02 General

Vaccines You know how I keep saying we are going to have SO MUCH VAX?From an April 22 Economist article (emphasis mine): “Last week, the billionth dose of covid-19 vaccine was made. It is a sign of how greatly capacity has expanded over the past six months that the next billion could be produced by May 27th,… Continue reading 2021-05-02 General

2021-05-02 BC

Vaccine Clinics If you got an AZ dose at a pharmacy, and then got an invitation to book at the age-based clinics, don’t book. The current mitigation measures are supposed to end on 25 May. Three weeks before that is 4 May, which means that anybody vaxxed by Tuesday will have their full first-shot-immunity by… Continue reading 2021-05-02 BC

2021-05-01 General

Vaccines This graph comes from a tweet from someone I don’t know claiming to use Our World in Data data. I have not verified it, but it looks plausible: Note that 80% of the doses in Uruguay are Sinovac. Hungary uses a lot of different vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, and… Continue reading 2021-05-01 General

2021-04-30 General

Vaccines Pfizer has shipped some vax from its US plant to Mexico. This is a big f deal. The US has huuuuuge manufacturing capacity, but the was keeping it all to itself. For all that capacity to now be able to distribute to the rest of the world means that the vax rollout everywhere else… Continue reading 2021-04-30 General

2021-04-30 BC

I’m not sure I made it obvious enough in the last post, so I’m going to say it directly. The province wants people to register so that they will know how much vax is going to be needed where and to help them plan when to move the age limit down. A more efficient vax… Continue reading 2021-04-30 BC

2021-04-28/9 General

I was busy on 28 April, sorry. I’m also getting bored with articles/papers which say: OMG look at how well vaccines work! People in a group known to have poor immune responses to vaccines have poor response to just one dose of COVID vax, and should be prioritized for second doses! Here’s yet another vaccine… Continue reading 2021-04-28/9 General

2021-04-28 BC

Today’s post is going to be ultra-short because I was busy getting ready to put my primary laptop into the shop *sob* to get the R key on my keyboard fixed *yay*. Pop-up Clinics The pop-up clinics have had long lines and vaccinated a lot of people who found them without (almost?) any advertising. This… Continue reading 2021-04-28 BC

2021-04-27 BC

Vaccination Clinics Fraser Health opened up three pop-up AZ clinics in “hotspot communities” for people 30+ who live in those communities. At least, that’s how it was supposed to work. Apparently some places were not checking the postal codes. I don’t know if: There is a quiet policy to vaccinate anybody who comes in. The… Continue reading 2021-04-27 BC