Sorry to sound like a 12 year old, but "duh" is the only possible response.
I can only get so worked up about this. What we are seeing in Israel, for example, is now that they are at about 45% of the country having received it's first dose, there is a supply deficit. I think the same thing will happen in the US. Far, far fewer people want the vaccine than we need for herd immunity. If people see that there is a high demand for the vaccine, it might prompt more people to want it overall.
Perhaps, but ethically, if the goal is to reduce the largest number of deaths in the least amount of time, skipping the line is just not right.
@Anonymous I would 100% never do this myself.
I can't worry about what other people do. This is a general lesson I learned during this whole experience.
Plus I'd rather someone lie to get the vaccine than run around unvaccinated, unmasked throwing parties and spreading it. Every person vaccinated is one closer to being back to a normal world. I really dont care if a smoker gets it or someone who pretends to be a smoker.
Dont you need a letter from Dr.?
No. says we need a doctors note OR a signed attestation.
You have to show proof. NYU Langone emailed us how to find it on their app to show the vaccine site.
from cuomo‘s briefing
Cuomo said anyone who qualifies must bring a doctor's letter or proof of their medical condition. They can also sign an affidavit in order to receive the vaccine.
Seems like someone could misuse the affidavit route, if all they need to do is to submit a letter stating that they smoke or have hypertension.
SMH this shit pisses me off SOOOO much. We should all gorge ourselves into obesity to skip the line at this point.
LOL, even if Covid doesnt kill the obese, another health issue may. But totally understand your frustration.
I have strong feelings about this! And they are this: it is OK to be SUPER MAD about this. It cuts to the core of everything that has happened this year - selfishness over community mindedness. That's it. That's my whole spiel. It's ok to feel it, give yourself permission to feel this way. Then you get to decide whether to be that person or not.
I feel like this is such a grey area. I qualify based on medication I'm on, but do I really feel like I should jump in front of old people who haven't been able to get the shot yet? That said, I will likely try to get an appointment. If people are that desperate, I say go ahead and jump at this point.
I don’t see it as jumping in line. There have been lots of appts available for elderly for the last month in NYC ( I know because I’ve helped 4 neighbors get their appointments and Ive had no problem getting spots for them). When it’s my chance to be eligible, I will go straight away. Everyone that is vaccinated is one person closer to this being over. It’s not a moral judgement about who deserves it - it’s given to those in higher risk populations. If you qualify, get it.
I qualify based on meds I’m on and Im going to try to get it. I going to use my Rxs for proof. I am really afraid of what covid could do to me on these meds.... we aren’t jumping the line.
does prediabetes count?