Inside Pfizer’s Fast, Fraught, and Lucrative Vaccine Distribution

This entire article is a great read, but I came across something below I had not heard before. From Bloomberg: Pfizer executives found a partial fix to their supply problem in the vaccine vials themselves. They just needed authorization to change the labels to say the vials contained six doses instead of five. It’s standard …

Vaccine Alerts

i signed up for vaccine alerts from my grandparents’ county in ohio so i could help them register to get the shot. today when i woke up, i had 20+ emails from ohio seniors who “replied all” to the 1B listerv pic.twitter.com/d1vdVru7op — claire rafford (@clairerafford) January 26, 2021

There Was a Plan for the USPS to Send Five Masks to Every American Household in April

From The Washington Post: At one point in April, USPS leaders drafted a news release announcing plans to distribute 650 million masks nationwide, enough to offer five face coverings to every American household. The document, which includes quotations from top USPS officials and other specifics, was never sent. […] Before the news release was sent, …

Playing Down the Risks of Coronavirus

From Fox News: According to excerpts of Woodward’s new book, “Rage,” that were published Wednesday by the Washington Post, Trump told the journalist during a recorded telephone interview that the situation regarding the virus was much more dire than he was admitting publicly. “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed,” Trump told …

Counting

From The LA Times: The California Department of Public Health has directed all laboratories to report positive results directly to county health departments until the problem is resolved. Some county health departments are resorting to counting the testing results by hand to get accurate totals. Counting. We’re having problems counting. Wikipedia: Notched bones were also …

9-9-9

From The New York Times: Herman Cain, who rose from poverty in the segregated South to become chief executive of a successful pizza chain and then thrust himself into the national spotlight by seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has died. He was 74.