kiap wrote: ↑Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Whatever wrote: ↑Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:23 pm
My plan has changed from trying to leave the US for Australasia, then points further, to staying here undercover until I can get a vaccine (I'm a bit old) because the US will probably be the first to start vaccinations. That will be late Dec for high-risk, April-May for everyone else. I would think the order of vaccine availability would be US first, then China, UK-Europe, perhaps Australia (?), anyone who can afford to buy vaccine, then the poorer countries as usual.
Of course the problem in the US is currently only about 50% of people will actually consent to be vaccinated. Nuts. Latest idea from one pollie is to pay people about $1500 to get vaccinated; see if their, err, 'ideals' are greater than a little financial gain.
Seems like a fair plan. I'd say the likes of US/UK are among those who need it first as well.
+ certainly will be interesting how the politics of the rollouts play out...
I can tell you the answer to that already. The CDC meets on Monday to decide exactly what order people will be vaccinated - obviously high-risk and first-responders first, others later but more detail.
I think the vaccine rollouts will go smoothly through the transition because the ball is already rolling and Trump has already claimed victory for the vaccine so he won't want to lose the one win he has even if he could intervene now.
About 50% of Americans will welcome it as the great elixir, what they have been waiting for.
The other 50% will regard it as the great abomination, and resist and protest any attempt to have them vaccinated. They will assert their right to freedom, allege a great conspiracy and claim the whole thing was a hoax anyhow. But finally we won't have to care about them anymore, and neither will the rest of the world because they won't be allowed to fly anywhere.
There's no middle ground here; there never is.