⚠️ 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
detroitk12.org/Page/15621

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
/3
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

/4


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

/5

detroitmi.gov/departments/de…
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

/6
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

/7
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

/8
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

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

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Olympian in a team sport tested positive for cocaine, the 2 others in the team are allowed to compete.

Let’s discuss.
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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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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

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
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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 👀⤵️

/1
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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