We Finally Made It

M. Norman Oliver M.D., Virginia Health Commissioner

We finally made it to where we were inevitably headed.

From Becker’s Hospital Review four hours ago:

“States ranked by percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered: Jan. 25″

“… As of 6 a.m. EST Jan. 24, a total of 41,411,550 vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S., and 21,848,655 have been administered, or 52.76 percent…”

“Below are the states ranked by the percentage of COVID-19 vaccines they’ve administered of those that have been distributed to them.”

  1. North Dakota
    Doses distributed to state: 86,750
    Doses administered: 73,175
    Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 84.35
  2. West Virginia
    Doses distributed to state: 243,100
    Doses administered: 202,883
    Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 83.46 …

50. Virginia
Doses distributed to state: 1,069,725
Doses administered: 451,668
Percentage of distributed vaccines that have been administered: 42.22

Dead last. Pretty much where we ranked in COVID testing last year. Virginia won’t reach 51st only because there is no 51st.

Accountability? None so far. Will the Governor please tell us why Virginia’s Health Commissioner still has his job? Will someone ask him that question in his next press conference?

It seems good time to go back and re-read my essay from this morning on fixing Virginia government.

— Jim Sherlock