Publix Adds 3rd Day to make COVID appt

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Publix has just announced that starting this coming Monday (Feb 15), people over 65 can attempt to book a COVID vaccination appointment on its Web site from hell. Floridian seniors will now have 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, and Fri) to try to book a COVID shot via Publix.

Yesterday, I attempted (yet again: this has been going on for weeks now) to book an appointment in a county that is near to me (I live in South Florida; Florida is a very large and long state).  No such luck.

Supposedly 27,000 appointments were made in less than 2 hours, according to a Publix spokesperson.

There is no way to independently verify this, as Publix is now hiding from the public the number of vaccines appointments available on its Web site — only a percentage of open slots available figure is shown (see my previous post), without any mention of the total number of slots assigned to any given county.

Meanwhile in the US Senate, pols were busy debating the finer points of impeachment — as Americans were dying by the hundreds across the country.

No worries there, as most Senators cut the COVID vaccine line back in December, including our very own little Marco.

Biden has to end this farce and appoint a COVID czar — an executive with substantial experience in supply chain management in private industry — to be in charge of deploying a national vaccine inoculation program.

This czar must be given Federal authority to override any attempts by state or local officials to derail or otherwise impede or obstruct a coherent, non-political, national COVID mobilization program in the United States.

This global tragedy must end as soon as possible, without interference by lying governors such as Cuomo or DeSantis, or COVID-denialists senators such as Rand Paul — and implemented in later stages in coordination with the WHO as well as the international world community, once America is safe again.

Do you hear me, Mr. President?

Publix Obfuscates Covid Appt Sign Ins

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Publix today started hiding the number of COVID appointment slots in Florida.  The company’s Web site has replaced the number of vaccines available per county with an obfuscatory percentage counter that makes it impossible to tell how many vaccines are for the taking.

The Publix sign in site was up at 7:01, and most counties were out of vaccines about an hour or so later — particularly in the South of Florida, which tends to vote Democratic.  The notable exceptions were Florida Panhandle counties, which continued to show over 80  per cent availability.  The Florida Panhandle is a reliable Trump-voter heavy section of Florida, and is hundreds of miles away from the south of Florida, where much of the state lives.

Needless to say, I was, yet again, unable to secure a vaccine appt.  Millions of Floridians have been unable to get vaccinated, except thru this tortuous, grifty, semi Lotto system that DeSantis has foisted on those who don’t have a moneyed in with concierge doctors.

I can only breathe a sigh of relief that Senate Dems are finally done pointlessly playing John Houseman in Paper Chase and can now focus on passing President Biden’s upcoming legislation ASAP.

Meanwhile, if you get the vaccine, who pays for it?

For further proof as to how much of a me-first country America is, read this….

 

cheers

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