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Surprised to read this vaccination stat from the White House. (Original Post) Tomconroy Dec 2021 OP
Vaccinating at 1,000 people per minute, at times, per tweet. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2021 #1
One dose iemanja Dec 2021 #2
And the over 18 figure is outdated as well Claustrum Dec 2021 #7
Yet in my county- it's MUCH lower. James48 Dec 2021 #3
Which country are you in? SergeStorms Dec 2021 #6
County we can do it Dec 2021 #8
Ahhhh.... SergeStorms Dec 2021 #9
lol nt Tickle Dec 2021 #10
The problem is the ignorant and stubborn anti-vaxxers among us. The virus will continue Vinca Dec 2021 #4
Need to get 90% of the population with 3 doses Red Pest Dec 2021 #5
This is correct. And hard to do MissMillie Dec 2021 #13
Got a link for those numbers? CrackityJones75 Dec 2021 #15
Thanks for the request. So, a link and an update Red Pest Dec 2021 #16
Great! CrackityJones75 Dec 2021 #17
Yeah, kind of odd. BlackSkimmer Dec 2021 #11
If this helps in IL it's 83% over 18 with one dose 75% with 2 doses Better than I thought mucifer Dec 2021 #12
Hell, anything is encouraging at this point. BlackSkimmer Dec 2021 #14

iemanja

(53,180 posts)
2. One dose
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 07:52 AM
Dec 2021

Is not immunity. That one dose figure no longer makes sense when vaccines have been out so long.

James48

(4,475 posts)
3. Yet in my county- it's MUCH lower.
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:38 AM
Dec 2021

We are like 61% has had ANY dose, and only 52% are fully vaxxed we’re I am. And LOTs of right-wing disinformation!

SergeStorms

(19,217 posts)
6. Which country are you in?
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 09:05 AM
Dec 2021

As bad as things are in the U.S. I should be grateful I'm not where you are. COVID-wise, anyway.
Stay safe, my brother.

Vinca

(50,410 posts)
4. The problem is the ignorant and stubborn anti-vaxxers among us. The virus will continue
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:42 AM
Dec 2021

mutating as long as there is unvaccinated fresh meat for them and you never know whether it will be a mild change or a horrible change that will overcome existing vaccines.

Red Pest

(288 posts)
5. Need to get 90% of the population with 3 doses
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 08:47 AM
Dec 2021

To get this virus to go to a minor endemic problem 90% of the population must be immunized with 3 doses of the vaccine. Since the omicron variant seems to be about as infectious as the measles virus and we know that we need a 90% immunization rate to control measles.

All the talk by the media that we need more testing is missing the point. If you want to really control this virus give it no place to reproduce. Get vaccinated, now!

MissMillie

(38,690 posts)
13. This is correct. And hard to do
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 10:49 AM
Dec 2021

Not JUST because of the vaccine hesitant. Vaccines are not approved for children under 5... that makes a big dent right off of the top.

Red Pest

(288 posts)
16. Thanks for the request. So, a link and an update
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 02:18 PM
Dec 2021
The update - according to the information in the link measles requires 95% of the population to be immunized. I had previously read and heard 90%, so as you can see a very highly communicable disease requires extremely good compliance by the population. Polio requires "only" 80% immunization.

So, when antivaxxers complain about vaccine mandates ask them about their willingness to be vaccinated against measles and polio.

Anyway, the link: [link:https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/herd-immunity|]

May the new year bring some enlightenment to the foolish.
 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
11. Yeah, kind of odd.
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 10:37 AM
Dec 2021

One dose means essentially nothing.

I’d respect them more if they release the stats on those fully vaxxed. And boosted.

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
14. Hell, anything is encouraging at this point.
Fri Dec 31, 2021, 10:57 AM
Dec 2021

But the unvaxxed are dooming us to this rinse, repeat, rinse cycle I’m afraid.

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