I think that there are good and bad things about waiting.
That’s kinda what I’m trying to sort out.
I can’t really see the forest thru the trees anymore, so I wanna be cautious.
They are specifically waiting to vacc HIV because they a concerned that the vacc could hurt them in some way. They state it very explicitly.
Medical risks are sooo dependent of the individual. Everybody is different.
Vaccine priorities are still very much in flux among illness groups.
We do NOT know that T1’s will have any priority. T2’s will.
1.) Are they unprepared to vacc T1’s because they think we are more medically vulnerable? We are in the same vacc boat as HIV - both are in the category of not having a large enough data sample to proceed with early vacc. They have issued strong warnings about HIV & vacc, but not for us. That leads me to believe that for some individuals, they perceive risk.
2.) I assume that there is a reason that these vacc protocols have been established.
The agreements between the State and the Feds are to follow the CDC guidelines for delivery. They are currently supposed to be doing healthcare providers, not EVERY hospital employee that is working remote. That appears to me to be a violation of medical ethics. If we can’t trust the hospital to follow some standard of medical ethics in this very serious situation where everyone is watching, WTF?!?!? Why should we anticipate that anyone will follow protocol?
Does the non-adherence to protocol put people at undue risk? The hospital wants people back in the office. That’s their only justification for doing this. Are they putting my friend at risk by pushing him to the front of the line for vacc before CDC has issued hard and fast guidelines? It feels safer to vacc with your illness group, once risks are better established.
If the protocols are already slipping…maybe Tim12 is right to assume that no protocols for vaccine delivery will be adhered to and he might as well assume no priority for illness groups.