Category Archives: Healthcare

Open Thread | Why You Should Get The Vaccine

I have a sister who is a vaccine skeptic. But, it’s on my heart to keep at her. The variants scare me to death. One of my favorite people, Andy Slavitt wants to have a few words:   1. COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Open Thread | The Federal Government Needs to Step Up

Because, you need a different approach to vaccinate those in the rural South. Get imaginative, but get the vaccine to them. In the face of limited transportation, patchy internet service and threadbare medical care, community leaders in Alabama and Mississippi … Continue reading

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Open Thread | As They Push to Re-Open Schools…..

Let’s take a look at a study about COVID and transmission in schools.   @Epi_D_Nique and I collaborated to provide a user-friendly review of the CDC’s study on #Covid_19 spread in elementary #schools in one Georgia district. This study is … Continue reading

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Open Thread | What A Waste Of Resources😠

I didn’t even know this was a situation. All the underserved communities out there, and they have the nerve to not have these doctors in the pipeline? This is absolutely ridiculous. ‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors in … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Got My First Shot

Well, I took my first shot last Thursday. I admit that I was part of the folks that said ‘ wait and see’. I was willing to do that. I had been living with masking and all the precautions for … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Lack of Equity In Vaccinations

This thread:   Unacceptable, but very intentional. We can not play surprised when:🔹Phase 1a is 70% White🔹 Phase 1b (65+yo) are 77% White🔹 70% of pharmacies are in white neighborhoods 🔹 Black/Brown communities are 2x less likely to have hospital … Continue reading

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Open Thread | What Needs To Be In Our National Plan

I know that 46 and his Administration are starting from scratch.   CDC director Rochelle Walensky said today that the administration does not know how many COVID vaccines are available for distribution, due to a lack of data gathered by … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Lord, Grant Me the Confidence of a Mediocre White Man😒

I mean it. I have been reading a COVID-19 daily post over at Balloon Juice since March. That doesn’t mean that I can step to the people who have been studying and preparing for A COVID-19 like disease their professional … Continue reading

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Open Thread | This Deliberate Malice Can’t Be A Surprise

So,I am reading this. Breaking NYT: Trump officials passed when Pfizer offered in late summer to sell the U.S. government additional doses of its COVID vaccine. Now Pfizer may not be able to provide more vaccine to the U.S. until … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Black People Are Not Anti-Vaccine. Black People Know the History of Medical Racism in America.

When you see Black Americans express skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccine, it is not because we are anti-vaxx or anti-science. It is because we know the history of Medical Racism in America, and we know our CURRENT EXPERIENCES with Medical … Continue reading

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