I’m seeing rumblings of changing the vaccine rollout and delaying second doses.
U.S. is now considering idea of a single vaccination shot, delaying shot #2 until months later. Last wk, I thought that was a bad idea – the trials that found 95% efficacy were 2 shots; why add extra complexity & a new curveball. But facts on the ground demand a rethink. (1/7)— Bob Wachter (@Bob_Wachter) December 31, 2020
It’s a whole thread he’s got there, and maybe he can rethink it, but I am firmly in the OH FUCKING HELL NO camp.
Two things he calls out are the new variant, and the fact that people won’t change their behavior.
IF PEOPLE WOULDN’T BE SELFISH STUPID ASSHOLES, THE VARIANT WOULDN’T BE NEARLY AS MUCH OF A PROBLEM.
I have been on my goddamned best pandemic behavior for the last 9 1/2 months. Last indoor meal at a restaurant was March fucking first. The last time I hugged another person was March 13th.
I’m already at the end of the line cause I work at home, and I’m not in a risk group. I am OK with that. But now, it may be even longer before I can be fully vaccinated because other people won’t fucking do the right thing and our various levels of government have basically gone ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
And yeah, I’m mad for me, but also enraged for health care workers, and essential employees that NEED a fucking full vaccination as soon as possible, not even more garbage half measures.
And we don’t even know what the actual effect of delaying a second dose would be.
The good news is that Dr. Fauci is not on board with this, and the CDC hasn’t changed guidelines yet. But jesus, every medical professional and scientist should be screaming at the top of their collective lungs that we need to fucking get our shit together and do this RIGHT for a change.
America, where we will half-ass shit and hurt everyone because, freedom.