I don’t believe that the biggest problem with New York’s vaccine rollout right now is that providers are too scared of being fined to administer the vaccine in a timely way. But the juxtaposition of yesterday’s post with the clip below is irresistible. You can prioritize speed in dosing out the vaccine or you can prioritize the most vulnerable citizens receiving it first, but it gets tricky when you try to prioritize both.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) says he wants hospitals to administer COVID vaccines faster: “We want those vaccines in people’s arms." pic.twitter.com/VqXlrk9PMd
— The Recount (@therecount) January 4, 2021
I’m thinking a bigger problem with the rollout is the fact that … providers appear to be taking weekends off, per the sharp dips in daily doses in this graph: