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Monday, April 12, 2021

The Biden administration on Monday put Michigan's Democratic governor on notice that her plea for more vaccine to be sent to the state isn't going to happen, despite a surging Covid-19 outbreak there.

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...Shutdowns are needed to control the spike in cases, not more vaccine, said Rochelle Walensky, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a Monday news briefing.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a separate briefing that the administration is "not in a place, nor will we be, where we take supply from one state to give them to another"...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-12 02:19 PM | Reply

First reaction is, dumb move by the federal government.

Masking will help lower the spread. But vaccines are ultimately needed to combat the virus.

Reading the article. It doesn't make it clear. Does Michigan have enough vaccines for their population? Why do they need more?

Also. If the Michigan insurrection proved anything. It's the Governor of Michigan has very little control of that state.

Georgia might be flipping blue. But Michigan is on the brink of red.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-12 02:27 PM | Reply

@#2 ... Why do they need more? ...

My guess would be because some (many? most?) the residents of Michigan refuse to use mitigation techniques, and want more vaccine to compensate.


I agree with, "...Masking will help lower the spread. But vaccines are ultimately needed to combat the virus....," but until there is plenty of vaccine to go around, the current recommendation seems to be to ~lower the spread.~


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-12 02:36 PM | Reply

I actually agree with this somewhat.

It would suck to reduce supply to another state and potentially make conditions for an outbreak in those states.

But at the same time, a dispassionate response would do just that because reducing the hot spot in MI could help nationally.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-04-12 04:03 PM | Reply

As a resident of Michigan and in one of the counties with one of the highest positivity rates...

It is a combination of things.
- Restaurants and other venues were allowed to reopen @50% capacity about a month and a half ago.
- Most schools resumed in person classes for most days of the week about a month and a half ago.
- People started half wearing their masks in public in LARGE numbers about a month and a half ago.
- Gyms are going full speed ahead.
- Every other person I know is traveling with their families for Florida vacations for the last month or so. Very literally - I have never seen so many Florida vacations in March/April.
- B 1.1.7 became the dominant strain about a month ago.
- Entitled Karens and Kens are out in abundance everywhere.
- Gatherings are happening everywhere. (I admit guilt - small gathering - we had Easter with some of the family but most of us were also vaccinated.)
- Spring Shoppers are out in force. I haven't seen stores as busy this time of year in a long time.
- Workplaces like mine people became more relaxed and workers are gathering without masks or with poor mask wearing (nose fully expose, chin strap, etc.) This is despite HR and because of their direct management being Kens and Karens.

What it boils down to is we had a rough February weather wise and have had a warm spring since, the young don't care for the most part, everyone is getting really tired of isolation and we have LOADS of Trump Humpers.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-12 06:44 PM | Reply

Oh and the last I knew they were struggling to get people to vaccinate anyhow...

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-12 06:45 PM | Reply

Also. If the Michigan insurrection proved anything. It's the Governor of Michigan has very little control of that state.

Georgia might be flipping blue. But Michigan is on the brink of red.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack

You may be right but we voted blue overall this past election. The GQP is strong here. We have that strong militia history too. The only reason the state government is such a cluster is GQP gerrymandering in 2010. Statistically, Democrats should hold more offices yet we have a GQP majority in both houses. The nice thing is we now have what is supposed to be a non-partisan board who will redistrict based on th2 2020 census. Of course even though almost 70% of citizens voted for it the GQP fought it tooth and nail to the state supreme court.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-12 06:50 PM | Reply

The MI thumb looks to be in huge COVID trouble. Macomb County, the highest rate per 100,000 in the Detroit Metro Area

covidactnow.org

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-04-12 07:03 PM | Reply

Michigan's thumb area, where the worst of Michigan's outbreak is, is red red red red. Now you know why they're getting the worst of COVID.

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-04-12 07:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The traitor Republicans in America have flaunted masks, social distancing, shutdowns, government, black people, women and have very openly decreed that they are free to die of COVID if they want.

Now, they are going through a spike in cases, and people are dying.

It's not rocket surgery. They made their choices, just like Texas, Mississippi and Florida. Their freedom to be ------ trumps their problem with vaccines. I want this to be over as much as the next guy, but I've spent the last year of my life doing everything I need to stay alive, and it has affected me tremendously. Personal responsibility has consequences.

#10 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-04-12 08:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rewarding that part of MI for bad behavior is wrong. Send them a backhoe to dig trench graves.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2021-04-12 08:37 PM | Reply

Reading the article. It doesn't make it clear. Does Michigan have enough vaccines for their population? Why do they need more?

#2 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

I don't think any state "has enough vaccine for their population". Yet. We should be to that point in another month? But we are still in the middle of roll out.

According to this page it looks like Michigan is about middle of the pack (ranked 30 / 51 states) in how effectively they are distributing what they have (number of doses they have vs how many have been administered).

But I agree with other commenters. We should not be shifting vaccines from other states that need it to make up for the incompetence of Michigan. They should probably concentrate first on getting the doses they DO have administered as quickly as possible.

#12 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2021-04-12 10:39 PM | Reply

But I agree with other commenters. We should not be shifting vaccines from other states that need it to make up for the incompetence of Michigan.

I agree with this as well. Wasn't suggesting other states should forfeit anything.

Am curious as to why the request for more.

Has Michigan used up its supply?

I ended up with more questions than the article could provide information for and am curious as to what factors are at play.
I suppose I can do the research and see if I find answers. But hoped someone with more information already knew.

Just being lazy.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-12 10:59 PM | Reply

Just saying. "There's a lot of irresponsible people here in MI, so we need them taken care of first." obviously isn't a valid reason for the request.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-12 11:01 PM | Reply

Wanna get black folks in Detroit to take the vaccine? Tell them that the white folks get the leftovers, and whites are paying to get to the front of the line...

#15 | Posted by catdog at 2021-04-14 05:54 PM | Reply

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