Race Bias COVID Vaccination South Florida

Of the roughly 138,000 people who have gotten the vaccines in Miami-Dade, just 8,265 — or 6% — identified as Black, according to the latest state data, released Thursday. Excluding the 19,200 or so people who were marked as “unknown” race, that’s still just 7% of the total, compared to the overall portion of Miami-Dade that is black — 16.7%, according to U.S. Census data.

Miami-Dade COVID vaccine numbers show racial divide | Miami Herald

While this evidence refers to South Florida (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties) certainly the same pattern will be throughout the State of Florida. There is no evidence that that Governor or other State authorities have recognized the problem or have taken remedial action.

@mayordaniella @coralgables PREPARE FOR A HUGE INCREASE in COVID INFECTIONS–and SHUTDOWN?

Scientists tell us that vaccine distribution is lagging way behind the increase in infections and the appearance of more aggressive infections that replicate faster. Some new COVID variants may be more resistant to existing vaccines.

Listen to the scientist. Speak out. What you are doing by saying you are working hard to get the vaccination out: that is just political cover.

Time to act. A SHUTDOWN IS HEADING OUR WAY.

COVID INFECTIONS and DEATHS: FL, MIAMI-DADE and BROWARD COUNTIES

FLORIDA: 1,700,000 Infections; 24,700 Deaths

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY: 369,000 Infections; 4,700 Deaths

BROWARD COUNTRY: 168,100 Infections; 2,000 Deaths

DEAR @MAYORDANIELLA CITIZENS HAVE HUNGER FOR VACCINE INFORMATION

I am urging the new Mayor Daniella Levine Cata of Miami-Dade County to supply all of our citizens with good information on the number of COVID vaccines received each week from the State, what institutions and health units got the vaccines and how many vaccinations were obtained.

This is very good for community confidence in the process and that the vaccines are being delivered openly and equitably.

TOP SECRET INFORMATION : Vaccines Received and Vaccinations Given in Miami-Dade County

Why can’t we have the weekly information on total vaccines received and vaccines given in Miami-Dade County, by health system (Jackson and Baptist…) and county. Why can’t the citizens be well informed and not be treated like children.

JACKSON HEALTH SYSTEM: Opened for Vaccination Appointments this Morning—NO LUCK!

Jackson Health System CEO Migoya, Plans COVID Vaccination For Miami-Dade: A Rosy Picture?

In summary:

  • There is a huge vaccination demand (that’s good) and a fair, equitable appointment system is nonexistant. There is chaos right now.
  • Supplies from the Federal and State sources seem uncertain, supplied as they are a weak at a time. No forward planning is possible by providers and the county.
  • Miami-Dade Country authorities and the lead Jackson Health System (JKS) is overly optimistic, as reflected in the recent statements by CEO Migoya.
  • Vaccination planning is not taking into account the new covid rapidly infecting variant that may increase infections fast as vaccinations are given and, thereby, raise the actual percentage herd immunity needed to stabilize the disease spread.
  • JKS could be overestimating the capacity of HMO’s, hospitals, new drive-through sites and other new providers like the HMOs. We will see.
  • JKS estimates there are 455,000 people in the 65 years old and higher category and they think 50 percent will get vaccinations. Vaccination capacity could reach 70,000 to 75,000 vaccines per week very optimistically. The State may supply up to 250,000 per month.
  • They think that the 65 and older group may get enough vaccinations by the end of March. These seem quite optimistic given possible unreliable State health authorities vaccine distribution.
  • In short, there are at least 200,000 to 250,000 people in the 65 and over group who want vaccinations right now and they will want way more than the supply for many weeks to go. Remember, it is 2 shots per person.