[Tagging] RFC: vaccination / COVID-19 vaccination centres

Phake Nick c933103 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 22:59:50 UTC 2020

I think it depends on where yoj exactly are at, in Hong Kong the government
established a few dozens indoor testing spots, tested a million people and
a half, and then shutting down the facility knowing its positive rate isn't

在 2020年11月27日週五 01:25,Brian M. Sperlongano <zelonewolf at gmail.com> 寫道:

> This [1] testing site in my state opened back in July (five months ago)
> and is dedicated to COVID testing only.
> These sites[2] opened in May (seven months ago) and are still going
> strong.  They are co-located with a pharmacy (usually in the parking lot).
> While they may be "temporary" as in "when the pandemic is over, they will
> be disassembled and the area will revert to its natural state", we are
> already hitting the six month threshold that is usually offered as the
> minimum standard for permanence.  If anyone thinks they know how long these
> will be here, they are frankly just guessing.  These places are useful to
> tag, and they could be here for...months? a year or more?
> It's anybody's guess as to whether vaccination centers will follow a
> similar pattern as testing, but it is reasonable to figure out now, while
> the issue is topical, how such a thing should be tagged given the potential
> for a sufficient level of permanence.  Anti-vaccine sentiment is a real
> thing in the United States, and there is every reason to believe that a
> mass vaccination will start slowly and take months or more, and not just a
> few weeks as has been suggested.
> [1]
> https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/07/21/new-drive-up-coronavirus-test-site-opens-at-ri-convention-center/42521793/
> [2]
> https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200528/cvs-to-open-10-new-coronavirus-testing-sites-in-ri
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 9:59 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Nov 2020 at 02:35, stevea <steveaOSM at softworkers.com> wrote:
>>> I'm in California, where it's almost cliché we love our cars and car
>>> culture, but it is true that not only here but in many USA states, we have
>>> "drive-thru" COVID-19 testing centers.
>> In the UK we don't have much of a drive-thru anything except maybe some
>> fast-food outlets of American origin.  Yet all the covid-19 testing
>> centres I'm
>> aware of are strictly drive-thru.  As in you're not allowed to turn up on
>> foot,
>> because if you're infected you may pass it on to other pedestrians you
>> walk
>> near.  And they're drive-thru because the swabs are taken in the open.
>> The swabs are taken in the open because there is far less risk of
>> transmission outdoors than indoors.
>>>   I would guess that vaccination centers that are also "drive-thru" are
>>> likely soon (early 2021?), too.
>> The same reasons that make the test centres drive-thru apply to
>> vaccination centres.  Eventually, when we have herd immunity
>> (one way or another) indoor vaccination may be feasible (but
>> probably undesirable).  The health workers will be vaccinated
>> first so they won't be at risk either way, but these places will
>> be handling large numbers of people and having them all wait
>> indoors is a good way of infecting lots of people.
>>>   These being mapped with "indefinite duration" seems a bit much (sorry,
>>> Brian), but they are usually more of a "pop-up" kind of thing:  one-time or
>>> "only on Saturdays" or something like that.
>> There is a temporary, short-duration, won't be there for long, test
>> centre just
>> popped up in my town because a couple of weeks ago some idiots decided
>> to celebrate the end of firebreak restrictions by going to the pubs and
>> ignoring social distancing completely.  Fifty-five cases came of that, and
>> three hundred contacts have been traced.  I expect it to go away in a few
>> weeks if the outbreak gets under control.  I'm not confident the outbreak
>> will be under control very soon because a lot of the celebrants were
>> shop workers.
>> But as well as that pop-up test centre because of the sudden surge, there
>> is an existing test centre.  That's based at the leisure centre that was
>> converted to an emergency overflow hospital several months ago. I only
>> found out the test centre was there a few days ago because we try to
>> keep their locations secret, so I probably won't map it.
>> Vaccination centres are going to handle more people than test centres
>> do because nearly the entire population will have to be vaccinated but
>> only a very small fraction of the population is tested (we ought to be
>> testing everyone at least once a week, but my country's government
>> is somewhat incompetent).
>> --
>> Paul
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