Top Three Takeaways – February 25th, 2021
- We're still being screwed. The thing about being highly informed is that you can easily identify those who aren’t. In this example I’m talking about the Orlando Sentinel. Via their story entitled: Florida vaccine supply to jump to nearly 450k first doses next week. On the surface that sounds great. In reality, as I’ve broken out in today’s Q&A, Florida’s only scheduled to receive 5.6% of the vaccines being shipped nationally and we have about 6.7% of the country’s population. Now, we’re not being shafted as badly as we were a couple of weeks ago when we only received 2.4% of the vaccines, but the question which should be asked by state news media, is why Florida is still scheduled to receive around 18% fewer vaccines than our population would dictate. What’s more is Florida’s population is the most vulnerable demographically – so if anything, we should be receiving a bit more than our population...a la, the 6.9% of available vaccines we’d received under the Trump administration. But we’re supposed to be distracted by simply seeing that it’s more. Kinda like...
- The shiny object in the room. The $1,400 checks dangled in front of you are designed to distract you from how you’re otherwise to be financially rapped and pillaged by the alleged COVID-relief bill. According to the Heritage Foundation, if the current COVID bill were to become law, that $1,400 check you’d receive (if you fall into the brackets which are allocated the checks), will cost you $14,000 before interest. That’s the cost per household of the actual package. The so called “COVID-relief” proposal is as misleading by characterization as is to label a product “real juice” when the drink contains less than 10% actual juice. This COVID bill is literally 9% actual COVID-relief and 91% high-fructose corn syrup. And even that’s too kind a comparison.
- 86%. That’s the efficacy of the latest and greatest Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine candidate according to the FDA. And that’s great news. It’s 20% more effective than we’d original heard and it’s only one shot. At the time of the initial review my question was whether you’d opt for the two dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines at 95% efficacy, or the J&J one dose at 66%, given the choice. The improvement in efficacy makes it a near no-brainer and frankly those who are still going to be vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will probably be jealous of J&J folks. The FDA approval is imminent and against the backdrop of Florida’s best COVID trend in over 100 days, being past the peak of flu season, and vaccine palooza potentially around the corner...Happy days really may soon be here once again.
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