- Reaction score
So 45,000 short. Feds' fault?
So less than 70% of stated target. The government either can't make accurate estimates, or they seriously fail at execution.
Even plebeians in the military take courses & exams that require 70% or higher to pass...
So Mick's link had some great info that unfortunately proves the shortfall for vaccines.
Ontario needs 840,000 vaccines to hit their target of 120,000 doses per day. Remainder for this example is AZ, US AZ, and COVAX.
Week of 12-18 April, Pfizer scheduled 395,460, Moderna 0 (they only deliver every 2 weeks), Remainder 0 for total of 395,460 doses.
Week of 19-25 April, Pfizer scheduled 395,460, Moderna 448,400, Remainder 0 for total of 843,860.
Ontario needs 1,680,000 doses to deliver 120,000 doses to individuals per day, for a 14 day span. Ontario is going to get 1,239,320 doses in that span, IF the deliveries show up on time and at the beginning of the week. That's a deficit of 440,680 or 26%, or 3.66 days. If the doses trickle in at an irregular rate throughout the week, or show up at the end, then its impossible to push the doses to the folks that actually need it. Note on the website that Pfizer has no intention of ramping up shipments to Canada until at least June. That means this pattern will continue unless Moderna doubles their shipments in May (not listed).
Shoving needles into the arms of 20 somethings with no comorbidities does absolutely nothing to reduce hospitalization/ICU and case fatality rates because they're not at risk, and would actually increase them because a haphazard plan of just giving needles to whoever shows up would syphon resources away from actually at risk individuals (anyone 60+) especially since there has been no statements saying vaccinated individuals stop the spread.