Miami-Dade Vaccination Crisis: Where Are Our Leaders?

Despite being the epicenter of severe COVID cases and deaths in Florida, Miami-Dade has vaccinated a smaller percentage of its seniors than the state average, significantly trailing other South Florida counties and metro areas.

The state has been making progress as a whole, with about one-third of Florida seniors having now received at least one dose of the two federally authorized COVID-19 vaccines. But in Miami-Dade, which has suffered the most hospitalizations and deaths from the disease in the state, the percentage of seniors 65 and older who have received at least one dose is closer to 1 in 4.

Miami-Dade lags behind in FL COVID vaccines for 65 and older | Miami Herald

FLORIDA: Vaccination Rate Compared

Looking only at the biggest 10 states, those with the highest number of vaccine doses distributed to states, Florida ranks right in the middle.

Here’s what those top 10 states look like in terms of doses distributed to states compared to getting shots to residents: Texas: 66.28% Michigan: 66.02% North Carolina: 61.99% New York: 61% Florida: 60.78% Georgia: 59.78% Ohio: 59.38% California: 57.84% Illinois: 57.39% Pennsylvania: 55.30%

How is FL doing on getting COVID vaccines to residents? Just slightly below average | Florida Phoenix

U.K. Variant Spreading Rapidly through United States

The coronavirus variant that shut down much of the United Kingdom is spreading rapidly across the United States, outcompeting other mutant strains and doubling its prevalence among confirmed infections every week and a half, according to new research made public Sunday.

U.K. coronavirus variant spreading rapidly through United States, study finds – The Washington Post

FLORIDA: Hotspot for Dangerous UK Variant

Florida stands out as the state with the highest prevalence of the variant. The new report estimated the doubling time of B.1.1.7 prevalence in positive test results at 9.1 days.

U.K. coronavirus variant spreading rapidly through United States, study finds – The Washington Post

Will @govrondesantis Gov. DeSantis Take the Immediate and Decisive Action Needed? He Won’t!

“Our study shows that the U.S. is on a similar trajectory as other countries where B.1.1.7 rapidly became the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant, requiring immediate and decisive action to minimize covid-19 morbidity and mortality,”

U.K. coronavirus variant spreading rapidly through United States, study finds – The Washington Post

FLORIDA: Crazy Quilt, Chaotic Covid Vaccine Sign Up Systems

If you are trying to sign up in a single state, county or municipal system you are in for an adventure.

Each hospital system, Jackson Health and Baptist Health, have their own systems.

The State of Florida has it a sign up systems that is widely thought not to work.

Miami-Dade County has also set up it own system also, but to get vaccines in two mass vaccine centers, but not to other sites.

Publix Supermarket pharmacies in some counties have their own independent sign up systems. Some municipalities has set up vaccination centers.

Walmart and Winn-Dixie will start providing vaccines and this will lead to even great confusion.

Now which places get vaccination supplies and in what order. The public doesn’t know. Vaccinations in supermarket pharmacies will demand clean centers and many more capable staff.

Some of these places appear to be marketing programs for the supermarkets and not for the promotion of good public health.

FLORIDA, Ranked #34, Vaccines Administer: Feb. 4

Florida

Doses distributed to state: 3,658,975

Doses administered: 2,133,168

Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 58.30

States ranked by percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered: Feb. 4