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Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building

Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:57 pm

On June 18, a vaccination site was opened at the Empire State Building on the 80th floor and operates on Friday though Sunday until the Fourth of July Weekend. Those who comes there to be vaccinated have free access to the 86th floor observation deck to enjoy the views. Very great way to encourage people to get vaccinated.
https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayo ... bservatory
 
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Re: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building

Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:46 pm

Neat idea. I wanted my kids to have the "Happiest vaccination on early" (Disneyland) but that is for Orange County residents only. :( And the younger one isn't eligible yet... I think getting a vaccine in a place worth bragging about will increase uptake. I hope that happens.

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Re: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building

Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:32 pm

So, NYC is going to put unvaccinated people in an elevator and take them up to the vaccination site? I’ve been in those elevators, social distancing is not possible. Even with masks, isn’t the increased risk of transmission a problem?

That’s a little tongue in cheek there. I think it’s a good thing to get more folks vaccinated, and if providing a low-cost incentive such as this gets more people done, more power to them.

But, I do wonder how NYC or The Empire State Building folks will deal with the potential crowding at and in the elevator.

Hmmm, I should have read that a little close. I guess I should have written that in the past tense, since 2 of the 3 weekends have already passed
 
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Re: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building

Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:01 am

fr8mech wrote:
So, NYC is going to put unvaccinated people in an elevator and take them up to the vaccination site? I’ve been in those elevators, social distancing is not possible. Even with masks, isn’t the increased risk of transmission a problem?

That’s a little tongue in cheek there. I think it’s a good thing to get more folks vaccinated, and if providing a low-cost incentive such as this gets more people done, more power to them.

But, I do wonder how NYC or The Empire State Building folks will deal with the potential crowding at and in the elevator.

Hmmm, I should have read that a little close. I guess I should have written that in the past tense, since 2 of the 3 weekends have already passed

People are going back to the office anyway. These people will get exposed one way or the other, probably in other elevators.

The Delta variant has really mucked up the re-opening. It has a toe hold in New York state. For the most part, the high risk this week is West of the Mississippi. The east coast has a few weeks to get their vaccinations. Will they? That I doubt. The trend is not in the correct direction. In my opinion, it doesn't matter how well vaccinated a state is if there are large pockets of unvaccinated, in particular in high density settings. So this is a cute way to get a few more vaccinated.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cu ... s-n1273021

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Re: Vaccination Hub at the Empire State Building

Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:08 am

fr8mech wrote:
So, NYC is going to put unvaccinated people in an elevator and take them up to the vaccination site? I’ve been in those elevators, social distancing is not possible. Even with masks, isn’t the increased risk of transmission a problem?


I think the real problem is the need to offer some form of incentive in the first place. I think it's a great idea to get the job done, but the people who needed this incentive to take them over the live need to take a look at themselves in the mirror.

If you are anti-vax then why in the world would a ticket to Disney Land or a trip up to an observation deck sway you because your critical thinking is all f'd up.

Actually, I think I just answered my own question.

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