The lion’s share of Covid 19 vaccine this week went to University Health whose 10,000 appointments were scheduled this evening within an hour. The curious thing was that in the Week 11 vaccine allocation report it was listed as destined for inpatient care. I guess that means the remaining 2,870 doses will actually be used for inpatients or possibly hospital employees?https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/updates/COVIDVaccineAllocation-Week11.pdf
WellMed also got 9,000 doses.
From The SA report his evening:
Bexar County’s coronavirus positivity rate dipped to 7.5%, a decrease of more than 2% from two weeks ago, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said at a Monday briefing.
The region also reported only 230 new coronavirus cases, a much smaller number than reported in the days before freezing temperatures descended upon San Antonio. But the winter storms that blew through Texas likely contributed to that decline, as fewer people were tested last week than usual, said Dr. Anita Kurian, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s assistant director.
“On an average, we test anywhere from 60,000 to 70,000 folks,” she said. “Last week, it was only 10,000 people who were tested. … We do expect this limited testing to affect [us] from having a clear picture on the true burden of the disease in our community last week.”
The numbers are certainly down, but we don’t know the true extent. The problem is that in the past when numbers went down, people dropped their guard, changed back to their old behaviors and numbers went back up. Such behavior with newer, more contagious, strains will compromise advances made by increasing vaccination numbers.
Bottom line: Get vaccinated when you can, keep wearing a mask and socially distancing. Of course, keep washing your hands.