# South Africa to Broaden Vaccine Rollout With Pfizer Doses Monday

#### Nurple Derple

##### Honorary Master
/facepalm

"my calculations"
represent run of the mill, super simple stats, if you have a more elegant (yet simple) approach I'd be all ears

why not actually inspect the method rather than don those blinkers and just reject by calling it "mine"?

take a page out of @Daveogg 's book

to answer you grossly (intentional?) misinterpreted response though: no, that simple math shows that the Delta variant must be less deadly, because there is a larger drop in death rate than can be explained by the vaccine efficacy alone
So you're using a sample which as already been vaccinated to prove that vaccinations are not the main reason people the death rate has dropped. And you don't see the problem there?

#### NarrowBandFtw

##### Honorary Master
So you're using a sample which as already been vaccinated to prove that vaccinations are not the main reason people the death rate has dropped. And you don't see the problem there?
I now see my mistake, assuming you understand simple math, my bad

the "sample" I used is the actual UK figures, their entire population is at ±80 vaccinated with at least one dose, the other ±20% is not vaccinated at all

that combined population is real, and their combined 0.2% death rate with the Delta wave is also real

but ok, when you initially asked for the math I assumed it would be a waste of my time as you've already decided to reject it before seeing it, and now we can add that you don't even understand it

I tried despite my misgivings, enough

#### cr@zydude

##### Executive Member
230 268 new vaccinations were reported yesterday. The 7 day average has increased to 146 165, a new record high.

#### SlowInternet

##### Executive Member
Had my 1st Pfizer vaccine this morning. Queue wasn't that long but we waited for more than 2 hours to get inside.

After an hour of waiting a big group of Government workers arrived and they were given preference to be assisted first until the rest started complaining.

People were given the choice between J&J and Pfizer.

Hopefully I don't start getting weird dreams about Bill Gates.

#### Priapus

##### Executive Member
Hopefully I don't start getting weird dreams about Bill Gates.

#### Zameside

##### Well-Known Member
People were given the choice between J&J and Pfizer.
J&J apparently does not produce the same amount of antibodies as Pfizer and Moderna in trials done.

#### Leno

##### Expert Member
Looks like Pfizer stock problems, went to NMU in PE today where my friend had Pfizer last week and they only had J&J (they had for people getting their 2nd shot) so I took it anyway, sick of driving around trying to find a walk in center.
My flatmate is very high risk and he cant get his shot yet (!) so its better than nothing right now.
I would also rather get J&J than Sinovac

Did more J&J stock come in, as I thought the only imported stock was being used by the Education Dept, Police etc after Aspen had to destroy the ones they had assembled.

#### cr@zydude

##### Executive Member
273 011 new vaccinations were reported yesterday, a new record. More importantly, the 7 day average increased to 163 230, a new record high and up almost 12% from the previous days 7 day average.

It really looks like vaccine rollouts are picking up well this week.

#### The_Right_Honourable_Brit

##### High Tory
273 011 new vaccinations were reported yesterday, a new record. More importantly, the 7 day average increased to 163 230, a new record high and up almost 12% from the previous days 7 day average.

It really looks like vaccine rollouts are picking up well this week.

Wow, SA actually did more doses than the UK yesterday.

#### cr@zydude

##### Executive Member
Wow, SA actually did more doses than the UK yesterday.

That's interesting.

I assume that the UK is slowing down due to high vaccination rates, slow roll out in rural areas and anti-vaxxers not signing up for shots.

#### noxibox

##### Honorary Master
stories about family members dying you tell
Certainly unfortunate, but not really relevant overall. I can tell stories about family members not dying. That doesn't change the fact that they are indeed in a higher risk group. Similarly stories about someone in a lower risk group dying don't change the actual risk profile.

#### The_Right_Honourable_Brit

##### High Tory
That's interesting.

I assume that the UK is slowing down due to high vaccination rates, slow roll out in rural areas and anti-vaxxers not signing up for shots.
Correct. UK in the high 80s for single dose, around 66-67% double dose.

#### Jetty

##### Well-Known Member
Passed 6 million vaccinations today

1st million vaccinations took 104 days.
2nd million vaccinations took 16 days.
3rd million vaccinations took 13 days.
4th million vaccinations took 8 days.
5th million vaccinations took 8 days.
6th million vaccinations took 6 days.

#### cr@zydude

##### Executive Member
253 719 new vaccinations were reported yesterday. The 7 day average is now 173 621, another new record.

#### Nurple Derple

##### Honorary Master
253 719 new vaccinations were reported yesterday. The 7 day average is now 173 621, another new record.
Unless more sites open up fast ~275K seems like the maximum the nation can handle at the moment

#### cr@zydude

##### Executive Member
Unless more sites open up fast ~275K seems like the maximum the nation can handle at the moment

By my count the highest single day total was 273 000, so we are just about at that maximum.

Government's plan is to reach 300 000 per day, so we will need a few more centres. The 300 000 target was for the end of August, I can see us getting there earlier.

Edit: Business for SA slides shared by Mia Malan on Twitter show that current capacity is 326 600 vaccinations per day and that this can be ramped up to 419 200.

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#### ebendl

##### Expert Member
By my count the highest single day total was 273 000, so we are just about at that maximum.

Government's plan is to reach 300 000 per day, so we will need a few more centres. The 300 000 target was for the end of August, I can see us getting there earlier.

Edit: Business for SA slides shared by Mia Malan on Twitter show that current capacity is 326 600 vaccinations per day and that this can be ramped up to 419 200.
"Getting there earlier" and this government don't often feature in the same sentence!

(Unless "there" means "tender" or "buffet")

#### Priapus

##### Executive Member
By my count the highest single day total was 273 000, so we are just about at that maximum.

Government's plan is to reach 300 000 per day, so we will need a few more centres. The 300 000 target was for the end of August, I can see us getting there earlier.

Edit: Business for SA slides shared by Mia Malan on Twitter show that current capacity is 326 600 vaccinations per day and that this can be ramped up to 419 200.

Certinally good progress. We should see 300k a day by mid August.

#### The_Right_Honourable_Brit

##### High Tory

This is also interesting:

I feel for the countries solely relying on COVAX....

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