Program Meeting March 14, 2021
"HOPE"
Vaccinations rolling out... 
 

  

 

 

 
Our Program for March is "HOPE"
Vaccinations rolling out... 
 
 
 
Vaccinations are rolling out for all ages, read this article on the state of Alaska.
 
Alaska on Tuesday became the first state in the nation to make COVID-19 vaccinations available to anyone over the age of 16 who lives or works in the state.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy called the vaccination expansion a "game changer." He said eligibility requirements for the vaccinations are dropped, effective immediately.
"A healthy community means a healthy economy," Dunleavy said. "With widespread vaccinations available to all Alaskans who live or work here, we will no doubt see our economy grow and our businesses thrive."
 
The Pfizer vaccine is available to people who are 16 and older, while the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available to people 18 and older. All three shots have shown to be effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19.
Alaska's move comes as other states make steady progress to vaccinate a wider portion of vulnerable residents, front-line workers and older adults. The progress on immunizations is welcome news a year into the pandemic. More than 520,000 people have died from the virus in the United States.
 
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Can coronavirus vaccines be given any faster?

The pace of vaccine distribution could quicken soon. Here's why:

A new vaccine: The FDA authorized the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Feb. 27. Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose and can be stored at the temperature of a normal refrigerator for up to three months. This will ease the challenges of distribution as well as the manufacturing and administration burden, as only half the number of doses are required to vaccinate the same number of people.

Increased supply: Pfizer and Moderna will deliver 100 million doses a month earlier than expected, in May instead of June.

The Biden administration also helped broker a deal in which Merck, a competing pharmaceutical company, will help manufacture Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to speed up production and ensure Merck factories are well-equipped to manufacture the vaccines. 

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For those of you who have not yet contacted me to get on Teams for our Eclub communications portal please contact me by clicking here: as we would like every single member to be present on Teams and no matter your level of technology we will help you through any questions or hiccups this new platform might give you. But without knowing your struggles please reach out to us.
 
I would like to thank personally Ozlem and Casualene for reaching out to all our members personally to get them on our new Teams app.
 
For those of you who have not send in a short 10 second video with the sentence "I am a Rotarian because.... fill this in your own language", if you have not done so feel also free to do this in a 1 sentence on paper and again send this to me by clicking here
 
Thank you and enjoy a wonderful week ahead and we look forward to seeing many of you at our board meeting on March 20th at 8 am pst, email invitation will follow from our president.
 
Gabriella