Can we talk about how woefully inadequate it is to order these vaccines in anticipation of receiving them in mid-2023
“The U.S. has ordered 5.5 million more vaccine doses for delivery by mid-2023 and has rights to the raw ingredients that could make 11.1 million more doses. U.S. officials said a massive vaccination campaign could still be avoided if communities and individuals take measures to avoid spread.”
Even if all those doses panned out, I don’t think that would even cover every gay man (let alone MSM more generally) in the U.S. The math’s not adding up. Especially if we’re going to need second doses.
I get that it looks flashy in a headline to announce 780,000 vaccines are available, but that news cycle is going to burn out real quick once people realize we’re just exhausting the national stockpile.
And I don’t really expect this to be contained to just the MSM community, anyway. I’d love to be proven wrong, but I think when colleges resume in the fall this is going to spill over into the “general population” and federal officials will do a pretendstobeshocked.gif as if they didn’t know that would happen.