DR waiting on pharma companies for delivery of vaccines

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The reality is that there is no date set for Covid-19 vaccinations to begin in the Dominican Republic. The country depends on when the contracting sources initiate deliveries. The DR has signed on with several suppliers.



Public Health Minister Plutarco Arias said on 10 February 2021, as reported in El Nuevo Diario, that some pharmaceutical companies have been “failing” and not complying with what has been agreed. He said he cannot set a date for when the first vaccines against Covid-19 will arrive in the country.



“There is still a little bit of… some commercial companies have been failing,” said Arias when asked when the country will receive the first doses.



The Dominican Republic government has committed to vaccinate the population. The government has said it will set up vaccination stations at the polling stations nationwide for free vaccinating.



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windeguy

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By the time everyone is vaccinated, they will either have to be vaccinated again or governments will just move on.
It remains to be seen what actually happens.
 
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The vaccines like Sputnik V are perfect in reducing the hospitalization rates as well as severity/death no matter the variants.

The key is to remove the overloads onto the healthcare system. Excess deaths are attributable to lack of hospital beds and normal treatment under these conditions now.

Just like the flu, there will be untold variants of covid-19 for years to come.
Shots will be yearly events from now on.

We just need to hurry up and vaccinate to start open up the economy fast this year.

We don’t need vaccinate all the people, just the over 16 crowd. The younger ones can be done a year or so later.
 

zoomzx11

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By the time everyone is vaccinated, they will either have to be vaccinated again or governments will just move on.
It remains to be seen what actually happens.
Deaths, sickness, and a partially closed economy will continue until a good percent are vaccinated.
Delays of the vaccine and administration have an absolute price.

One of the catchy virus variant mutations lands here and takes off.
And there is no vaccine?
 

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...and no excuse for the many lingering questions on how the vaccine will be distributed and to whom when it does finally get here. This downtime should be used for training and getting all of the necessary facilities ready to go full speed ahead when there is something to inject. People should know where they are going to go, and where they stand on the list of recipients. All the Govt should have to announce is for all people in stage 2 to proceed to their designated place on Tuesday, Stage 3 people on Friday etc. Vaccinate around the clock to keep lines shorts and use up the vaccine before it spoils or gets stolen.
 
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...and no excuse for the many lingering questions on how the vaccine will be distributed and to whom when it does finally get here. This downtime should be used for training and getting all of the necessary facilities ready to go full speed ahead when there is something to inject. People should know where they are going to go, and where they stand on the list of recipients. All the Govt should have to announce is for all people in stage 2 to proceed to their designated place on Tuesday, Stage 3 people on Friday etc. Vaccinate around the clock to keep lines shorts and use up the vaccine before it spoils or gets stolen.
How do you know they aren't doing that?
 

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How do you know they aren't doing that?
Governments can't resist an opportunity to pat themselves on the back. If any of those things were actively being planned out, there would be media reports about the efforts being made to get ready not just vague references to using the electoral roles. and voting stations. .
 

JD Jones

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Governments can't resist an opportunity to pat themselves on the back. If any of those things were actively being planned out, there would be media reports about the efforts being made to get ready not just vague references to using the electoral roles. and voting stations. .
Do you subscribe to any of the govt.'s Instagram accounts?

By the way, did you see today's news about the DR buying vaccines from China?
 

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...and no excuse for the many lingering questions on how the vaccine will be distributed and to whom when it does finally get here. This downtime should be used for training and getting all of the necessary facilities ready to go full speed ahead when there is something to inject. People should know where they are going to go, and where they stand on the list of recipients. All the Govt should have to announce is for all people in stage 2 to proceed to their designated place on Tuesday, Stage 3 people on Friday etc. Vaccinate around the clock to keep lines shorts and use up the vaccine before it spoils or gets stolen.
I would hand it out as we get it.

Other countries have stumbled badly with the distribution.
The DR is not that big.
Most likely the problem will be not enough people getting vaccinated.

Make it orderly but vaccinate everyone.
One guestimate from another country expects it will take 55 to 70 percent vaccinated to bring the virus to a near stop.
 

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Do you subscribe to any of the govt.'s Instagram accounts?

By the way, did you see today's news about the DR buying vaccines from China?
Ah, and by the way CG, this was in yesterday's news........ :)

Paliza assures the Government has carried out drills for the handling of vaccines against COVID-19​

  • The official explained that the country has experience in vaccination
Ramón Rodríguez - SANTO DOMINGO 02/11/2021, 11:38 AM
A vaccine plan will be announced to the country in the next few days.
The Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza reported that the government has carried out drills with the receipt and distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 and that a plan for their application has been drawn up that will be announced to the country in the coming days.

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The Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza, reported that the Government has conducted drills with the receipt and distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 and that a plan for their application has been drawn up that will be announced to the country in the coming days. .
“The Dominican Government has a well thought out, well-structured vaccination plan; They have even done drills from the receipt of a vaccine to the distribution of the same. It is properly thought out and devised without fail, ” said Paliza.

The official said that it is not an issue that should concern the Dominican people.

"The vaccination plan will be announced to the country in the next few hours or days in a comprehensive manner so that everyone can know it and those who may be somewhat concerned about the issue lose a little weight of that concern," he added.

He explained that the country has experience in vaccination and that in this case the protocols imposed by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization are followed.
Regarding the arrival date of the vaccines, he said that "in a short space of time, shorter than many may imagine," they will begin "to receive the first batches of vaccine."
He reiterated that initially the medical personnel most linked to facing COVID-19 will be vaccinated as established in the protocols that have been developed.
 

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I am sure the detailed plan includes, a fair and equal distribution of the vaccine... no matter who you know or how much money you have.....
I'd like to be able to believe that on face value but I have seen residents tossed aside before. Recently when only citizens could return to the DR when the Airports were shuttered. Being an official resident sometimes doesn't count for much. We'll see what they do this time as vaccinating everyone who will accept it makes the most sense from a potential results oriented point of view.
 

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There should be an increase in vaccine supply in a few weeks.
All the vaccines do a good job in general.
We have nothing, no vaccine, no dates.

It still has to get here and then get into arms.

No excuse for this.
If you noticed, there is an excuse. An example of the real world interfering with speculation and idealism. That is the time it takes to prepare and then administer two doses of some, or one dose of others, of vaccine for the 7.8 billion people in the world takes a lot longer than politicians' artificial timelines. By the time the vaccinations are done to the point of reopening the world, it will have to start over again. Rinse and repeat. The need for the vaccines greatly exceeds the supply.

One of the dimmer bulbs in government world leaders has already said that a second round of vaccinations will be likely next year in what will be the CV19 merry-go-round, cheerio. As we used to say as kids when the intuitively obvious was pointed out, " No sh_t, Dick Tracy"....