⚠️ Why does this pop-up vaccination site look so empty? Because many people don’t know it exists. It’s not included in vaccines[.]gov, vacunas[.]gov, via the text message service, or Google Maps

This isn’t unique to Detroit— it’s happening all over the country /1
cc @DetHealth
Q: Is the site new?
A: Not really, it’s one of a several #COVID19 vaccination hubs set up by the Detroit Health Department in partnership w/ Detroit Public Schools Community District

That particular site offers doses every Wednesday /2

cc @Detroitk12
Q: Are there other options?
A: Not for kids living in that zip code. In fact, according to vaccines[.]gov there are only 35 pediatric vax sites in *all* of Detroit, #Michigan that have doses in stock

~50K kids eligible to get vaxed live in #Detroit

That’s ~1425 kids per site
Q: Maybe the sites aren’t necessary because most of the kids are vaccinated?
A: Doesn’t seem that way according to #Detroit’s vaccination dashboard


see: detroitmi.gov/departments/de…
Q: Are there other sites missing?
A: Yes, there are dozens of these sites in #Detroit, #Michigan *alone*


Q: Do you mean to say that this is happening in other parts of the country?
A: Yes, see the thread below offers several examples in #SouthCarolina and #Florida. I’ve seen the same problem in virtually every state in the nation

Q: What does this all mean?
A: It means that statements like “everyone lives within 5 miles of a vaccination site” are meaningless if it’s virtually impossible to find any information about the vaccination sites

Because these popup and mobile sites primarily serve rural, Black, and Hispanic communities, it also means that we are *not* doing everything within our power to deliver #VaccineEquity

It means that it is not “easy” or “convenient” for everyone to get #vaccinated

The White House says they’re meeting people where they are— this data says otherwise

They could be doing *A LOT* more to improve vaccination rates and to deliver #VaccineEquity

Instead of pointing fingers at tech, I urge the White House to focus on what they can control

I just noticed that the left axis on this chart was missing— it’s whether walk-ins are available. Here’s the chart with the labeled axis 👀⤵️

According to vaccines[.]gov, only 27 pediatric #COVID19 vax sites in #Detroit, #Michigan take walk-ins…because so many sites are missing

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23 Jul
I’ve avoided directly calling out misinformation from Mr. Slavitt for over a year but his latest thread is going to get people hurt. This is a point-by-point rebuttal to false assertions made by Mr. Slavitt, with citations.

My upshot: Get #vaccinated *and* #WearAMask

⚠️ Misleading: “So far those are largely among unvaccinated people”

20% of new cases in LA county are in fully vaccinated persons. Public health officials indicate that they expect that number to increase

Get #vaccinated and #WearAMask
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⚠️ Misleading: “There are areas of the country where there are low vaccination levels that are experiencing the largest growth in cases?”

#Massachusetts and #Vermont are in the top 5 for most vaccinated and growth case in cases

nytimes.com/interactive/20… ImageImageImageImage
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23 Jul
Olympian in a team sport tested positive for cocaine, the 2 others in the team are allowed to compete.

Let’s discuss.
“The 36-year-old from Victoria said his positive "A" sample result was likely from a "single recreational use of the drug" during a social event and had no connection with his sport”

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“Kermond was booted off Australia's Olympics team on Wednesday after a test showed he had taken the drug, effectively dismantling the three-rider team and throwing the other two's fate into the balance.”

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@ASlavitt Respectfully, this thread is littered with misinformation. I strongly urge that you brush up on the data.
@ASlavitt I've replied to several tweets in your thread where claims are directly contradicted by data from government sources and major scientific journals

I stopped fact checking about two-thirds of the way through but happy to continue if you'd like to keep downplaying #DeltaVariant
@ASlavitt Since folks here seem to be having a tough time finding these, here’s a sampling of where Mr. Slavitt is demonstrably wrong, and links to the primary data that proves it /1
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23 Jul
Future headline: Vaccinated persons may be responsible for the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” officials say
Meaning: #DeltaVariant is more transmissible because it produces many more copies of itself in a shorter amount of time. Recent studies suggest that viral loads in vaccinated persons are high enough to infect other persons

Upshot: that’s why we need *everyone* to #WearAMask
For anyone looking to dive into the details, check out the methods in this study from the UK

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22 Jul
🚩 I voted for Biden, and he’s done a lot of good for our nation. Is it enough to justify policies that are harming Black and Hispanic children, and tearing BIPOC families apart? No, but those harmful policies exist.

3 weeks ago I shared data that connected these dots 👀⤵️

2/ It wasn’t the first time I’ve raised these issues, but I was more direct than I’ve ever been: the data shows that the net impact of the Biden Administration’s management of the pandemic will result in a disproportionate number of deaths among Black and Hispanic children 👀⤵️
3/ I’m here today to raise this issue again. It is no longer a warning, it is a status update. We are now seeing the impact of a premature July 4th celebration in the setting of *inequitable access* to vaccination 👀⤵️
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