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masser 2020-12-31 20:21

[QUOTE=a1call;567873]It is fascinating that Israel has vaccinated (1st dose to be exact) close to 10% of its population already while other countries who generally consider themselves super-powers or otherwise on top of the scientific/military/... Pyramid lag so far behind.

Pride is such a set-backer.[/QUOTE]

What is the population of Israel?

Uncwilly 2020-12-31 20:30

[QUOTE=masser;567876]What is the population of Israel?[/QUOTE]
The same as New Jersey. (Almost exactly.) And the size is about the same too.
It is less than the population of NYC, Tokyo, London, Mexico city, greater Los Angeles, or a few other cities.

a1call 2020-12-31 20:33

In this list there are 233-101=132 countries with populations less than Israel:
[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_(United_Nations)[/url]

While a factor it is not the only factor.

Uncwilly 2020-12-31 20:47

[QUOTE=a1call;567880]In this list there are 233-101=132 countries with populations less than Israel:[/QUOTE]The smallest 30[B] total [/B]~1,000,000 in population. Add the next 30 in and you get approx. the population of Israel. Many of those "Countries" are dependent regions or other territories of other countries.

a1call 2020-12-31 21:05

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;567882]The smallest 30[B] total [/B]~1,000,000 in population. Add the next 30 in and you get approx. the population of Israel. Many of those "Countries" are dependent regions or other territories of other countries.[/QUOTE]

We have a staying in Persian:
The cat can't reach the meat so he says it stinks.
Population is certainly a factor In terms of available supplies. But surely they have the same logistics challenges when it come to distribution and adminstration per capita.
As for the limited available supplies again IMHO there is no excuse for it. There are millions of people out of work and non essential businesses in shut down around the world. These are unused resources that can be utilized to save millions of lives which will sure be lost In the next few weeks/months/years if more is not done.
Just my 2 cents.:smile:
ETA To be fair IIRC Israel has or did at some have the highest number of doctors per capita.

LaurV 2021-01-02 14:13

[QUOTE=a1call;567883]We have a staying in Persian:
The cat can't reach the meat so he says it stinks.[/QUOTE]
Here is the fox and the sour grapes.

Uncwilly 2021-01-26 20:06

Even though this is a sticky, I figured a bump was in order, as the vaccines are becoming more widely available.
:bump:

pinhodecarlos 2021-01-26 20:38

Expectation here for my wife’s turn. Forecast is third week of Feb 2021. Vaccination programme is going well despite what people think.

Batalov 2021-01-26 21:00

My daughter got eligible through employer and she got the 1st shot on Friday. (tier 1A, phase 3). Long lines, phew! (2 hrs + )
Ah, forgot - and I am done with the 2nd shot.

My wife might get a slot soon. Currently in San Diego county, the tier is at 65+ and medical tiers 1A. My son is in the farther away tier.

pinhodecarlos 2021-01-26 21:39

Great stuff Batalov. Keep us updated.

Are there any programmes to help to roll out the vaccine to poor countries? I think our PM mentioned something last year but I might be wrong.

masser 2021-01-26 22:46

My wife received her second dose a few weeks ago. I probably won't get my first shot for another few months.


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