Why are you writing a blog? some people ask me…
The answer is simple and complex at the same time….
Blogging, especially today, is akin to a safety valve. When the pressure of the world closes in on you, you carefully open that valve and let some steam out. This mechanism prevents you in times of crisis from exploding and harming somebody.
I daresay that If there were more bloggers in the world, there would be fewer homicides.
Today, even though we have a new commander in chief, there are still many things to be mad about. My latest beef has been with Kaiser Permanente and its flagrant inability to provide vaccines for its membership… my blog is my way of venting.
I cannot comprehend why Kaiser with 12.4 million members does not have enough clout to procure vaccines for at least half of its membership. If it was a two-bit outfit I would understand, but 12 million people…
In a recent bulletin, Kaiser said:
“Based on current supply, it is estimated that the current prioritized populations will take a few months to vaccinate. We expect vaccine supply to increase over time so that all adults can get vaccinated by late 2021.”
Thank you, Big K, for this very comforting bit of news.
They say Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines are in short supply, but those are not the only vaccines available. There are some others.
The American press has had a lot of fun deriding the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, but as it turns out, it is “91.6% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 and 100% effective against severe and moderate disease.”
“The vaccine is already approved in Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Argentina, Bolivia, Algeria, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, UAE, Iran, Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, and the Palestinian territories. Sputnik V has so far been administered to more than 2 million people worldwide.”
So, if there is a shortage of Western approved vaccines, what prevents outfits like Kaiser to purchase the “commie” vaccine? Politics? Is it better to have millions of people perish rather than purchasing stuff from Putin and his cronies? I don’t think so.
So, this so-called shortage is as usual artificial and hamstrung by politics and money.
And my statement is definitely not as outrageous as congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene “calling for Pelosi to be shot in the head, claiming that the California wildfires were started by a Jewish space laser, and harassing a survivor of the Parkland school shooting.”
And the above my friends is partly why I write a blog.
After getting this off my chest, I definitely feel better and resigned (one more time) to wait a little longer to get my shot in the arm, thank you.
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