Straddling the above-the-fold front door as they go 'round back:
"Pop-up sites, door-knocking are new tactics in quest to reach the unvaccinated; State’s vaccine strategy goes hyper-local in latest phase of rollout" by Robert Weisman Globe Staff, May 9, 2021
Now it’s all about the ground game.
With more than 2.7 million Massachusetts residents fully vaccinated and the pace of COVID-19 shots slowing markedly, state officials are stepping up efforts to reach the holdouts.
No longer is the state’s campaign focused on moving thousands through mass vaccination sites such as Gillette Stadium, which is slated to close next month.
Instead, the scene is shifting to smaller venues like American Veterans Hall in Haverhill, where at times last Thursday there were more vaccinators and support staff than people seeking shots. Kenyan-born Teresia Wanjihia was able to walk in, register, and get injected within minutes.
“It was perfect,” said her daughter Anne Waweru, who accompanied her 61-year-old mother to the pop-up clinic near her home. “It was five minutes walking distance.”
The veterans hall was among scores of clinics where walk-in vaccinations — no appointment needed — became available for the first time last week, part of a strategy to make getting a shot easy and low-key. Vaccinators are also counting on “trusted advisors” such as family doctors and neighborhood pastors to reassure the reluctant.
“I talked to my doctor, and he said ‘You’re getting it,’ ” said Manny Matias, who took the advice and got his first injection of the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the veterans hall. Matias, president of the local Latino Coalition, is urging others to follow his lead in Haverhill, one of 20 communities hardest hit by the virus that are getting extra doses from the state.
[Then your criminal doctor has offered you up as a guinea pig in the GMO experiment and genocide]
So far, more than 70 percent of the state’s vaccines have been distributed by hospitals, pharmacies, and giant vaccination centers, but that’s about to change. State officials last week laid out a timetable for phasing out four mass vaccination sites by June while shifting doses to community and regional sites, which have received a much smaller share until now.
Doses will also go to primary care physicians, who say they are well positioned to persuade patients to get inoculated.
[If they take their oath seriously they will claim inoculations of their patients while dumping the stuff]
“I believe some of the targeted resources [are] going to improve our numbers,” Governor Charlie Baker told reporters during a visit to a regional vaccination center at the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett last Wednesday.
The state’s numbers so far are among the nation’s best. More than 3.9 million people in the state have had at least one shot, already meeting President Biden’s target of giving first doses to 70 percent of American adults by July 4. Baker’s own goal is fully vaccinating 4.1 million residents by Independence Day, but with the most eager shot seekers now immunized, demand in Massachusetts is tapering off.
The shift to greater outreach is part of a national trend: Biden last week said the US vaccination drive was entering a new and more decentralized phase.
“We need to be getting local, and that means identifying networks of people who can help,” said David Broniatowski, associate professor and researcher at George Washington University, who proposes giving vaccines at popular gathering spots such as banks and barber shops. “A lot of this comes down to getting the vaccine to where people are.”
[So much for the social restrictions and to continue in this way is increasingly criminal along with the endless web of lies that the pre$$ spins as they turn everything upside down. The coming vaccine deaths will be blamed on CVD-21 as they ignore the ever-increasing number of current deaths in just six months of rollout]
Reaching the hesitant, skeptical, and resistant residents — along with many who lack the technology to schedule appointments or the transportation to get to clinics — has become a paramount task for state leaders. Vaccinators say it will probably prove to be the most challenging task yet in the state’s unprecedented five-month vaccination campaign.
“This is the ground work,” said Dr. Sly Douglas, the Northeast regional leader for Curative, a state vaccine contractor, which has forged partnerships with community leaders at small sites in cities like Haverhill and Springfield. “By bringing the vaccine here, we try to make this as easy and accessible as possible. For a lot of people, if they don’t come here, they don’t get vaccinated.”
[I pause to again comment that the terminology is war-like because that os what they are in fact waging against us]
The community clinics are a far cry from the mass vaccination sites, which inject hundreds of people an hour with factory-like precision at places like Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, or Gillette in Foxborough.
[An assembly line of death!]
At the American Veterans Hall in Haverhill, just 30 people were vaccinated Thursday. An audio system played up-tempo rock music and manager Gerard Marchand said he welcomed the company, but couldn’t pour drinks because the bar’s been closed for more than a year due to the pandemic.
Mayor James Fiorentini of Haverhill, who dropped by the clinic, said many of the city’s Black residents are warming to the COVID-19 vaccine, but he acknowledged, “with the Latino community, we still have a lot of work to do.” He has made public service announcements on Spanish-language radio, posted videos touting the vaccine on his Facebook page, and is trying to set up clinics at local factories that employ Hispanic workers.
“My message is don’t worry about the vaccine, worry about the virus,” Fiorentini said. “The vaccine is not going to hurt you, but the virus could kill you. That’s what I’ve been telling people over and over.”
Door-knockers are bringing a similar message right to people’s homes and businesses in high-priority communities.
On a rainy Wednesday, a team of state contractors delivered storefront signs reading “La Vacuna Salva Vidas” — Spanish for “the vaccine saves lives” — to small businesses along a largely Latino commercial strip off Maverick Square in East Boston.
Maria Salgado, the gregarious owner of Taqueria y Pupuseria Cancun, a Mexican-Salvadoran restaurant on Chelsea Street, was waiting for lunch-hour diners. When a trio of canvassers offered her a sign, she gladly accepted.
“No customers; everybody’s scared,” said Salgado, a Mexican native who opened the restaurant in mid-pandemic last year. “Some are scared because people on Facebook say not to get [vaccinated]. I tell them to take the vaccine because more virus, more strains are coming from Brazil, from England,” but when the outreach team moved on to apartment buildings in the neighborhood, armed with vaccine appointment cards to hand out, few residents answered the knocks on their doors. Those who opened the doors said they’d already been vaccinated or didn’t want to talk to the canvassers.
[They have a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for you as they pick off the stragglers while I sit and wait; they force their way in, I defend myself and meet a glorious end]
No one was giving up. “In some communities, people won’t leave their immediate areas,” said Eduardo Nettle, a population health coordinator for the state Department of Public Health, who accompanied the door-knockers, “but [vaccine] access is important, especially for people who don’t have English.”
Family doctors, some of whom have clamored for vaccine for their patients for months, were heartened to hear that the state plans to boost supplies to physicians’ offices.
“If we can get the vaccine to every single doctor’s office, that’s going to help,” said Dr. Robyn Riseberg, founder of Boston Community Pediatrics, who treats many Black, Latino, and immigrant children and urges their parents to get vaccinated.
“I say to them, ‘If I had the vaccine here, would you get it?’ And they say yes, but they’re not going to seek it out.”
Don't ask, don't tell.
The Globe takes you for a further ride by pu$hing the UBI in Chelsea so people can eat as “people in every community across our state are going hungry, and it could be your neighbor’s family members or friends because the crisis is real,” although she won't be starving and if so, why was the truck parked in the middle of page B3?
"Man fatally shot by Leicester police after he allegedly rammed station, aimed rifle" by Lucas Phillips Globe Correspondent, May 9, 2021
A man was fatally shot by police after he allegedly rammed the doors of the Leicester Police Department in an SUV Sunday morning and shouldered what officers said appeared to be a rifle, according to the Worcester district attorney.
The vehicle drove up a handicapped ramp into the front doors of the station at 6:13 a.m., repeatedly bashing the doors, said district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. at a press conference early Sunday afternoon.
When officers arrived at the scene after being alerted by a Worcester Emergency Communications Center dispatcher who saw the incident on security camera, the suspect allegedly got out of the vehicle and “immediately shouldered what appeared to be a rifle and aimed it at the police officers,” Early said.
The suspect, described as being in his early 20s, was fatally shot by officers and taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, where he was declared dead, he said. An ambulance arrived at the scene at “almost the same time” as the officers, according to Early.
“As the gun was pointed at the officers, as the officers fired at the man, they got down, immediately put him on his side [and] rendered aid,” before EMTs took over, Early said.
No one else was injured in the incident, and it was not immediately known if anyone was inside the building at the time, Early said.
Two officers have been placed on automatic administrative leave in connection with the incident, Leicester police chief Kenneth Antanavica said at the press conference.
It was not immediately clear how many officers responded to the incident.
Antanavica said there is no known threat to the public and that “at face value this appears an isolated incident.”
He said the vehicle “repeatedly rammed” the station’s steel double doors that open outwards, after driving up a ramp installed for handicap accessibility.
“Almost the entire vehicle was into the lobby,” Antanavica said.
Early said the suspect “was known to [police] a little bit” and said the man had a June 1 court date for a traffic violation, although he did not say if that is believed to be related.
[He did tell them he would be back]
He said the entire episode was caught on surveillance video. “You can see the officers acting at the time. You can see them doing a lot of the things that they’ve been trained to do. We’ve just got to slow down and let the experts take a look at that.
“Everything will be thoroughly reviewed,” Early said.
The town administrator, David A. Genereux, said in an e-mail that he was not able to provide further information, “but it is always a tragedy when a life is lost, particularly at a young age,” he said, referencing the suspect. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the driver’s family.”
[Even a white man's?]
“The young individual obviously had a motive, but what is that motive?” said Harry Brooks, vice chairman of the Leicester Select Board.
Brooks said the SUV appeared to have torn down the front doors as it drove into a roughly 8-by-14-foot lobby area between where the dispatcher used to sit and an interview room. He said the station has not had a dispatcher in about four years — the department switched to using a regional service — and said the area is often empty. The interview room also appeared damaged, he said.
Brooks said the incident reminded many in the town of the slaying of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., a former Leicester officer who was shot to death during a traffic stop.
The five-year anniversary of Tarentino’s death is later this month.
Still, nothing like this has happened in the town, said Brooks, who called it “a quiet bedroom community.”
[There is nothing wrong with that]
He called Sunday’s incident “an unfortunate situation.”
“I feel bad for his family,” he said. “I feel bad from our department.”
Leicester is a former mill town with about 11,000 residents just west of Worcester, according to the town.
The Police Department’s full-time staff consisted of 19 police officers, an administrative assistant, two part-time clerks, and four part-time jailers, according to the town’s 2019 annual report, the latest available.
"A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight in a mobile home park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. Police on Sunday hadn’t released the identities of the shooter or victims. Authorities say a motive wasn’t immediately known. Colorado Springs, population 465,000, is Colorado’s second-biggest city after Denver. In 2015, a man shot three people to death at random before dying in a shootout with police in Colorado Springs on Halloween. Less than a month later, a man killed three people, including a police officer, and injured eight others in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city....."
"Nearly five months after being deployed to the U.S. Capitol to help quell the Jan. 6 insurrection, National Guard troops were set to leave and turn over security of the area to Capitol Police. Guard troops, their mission ending Sunday, were expected to be leaving on Monday, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. The person was not authorized to discuss the plan by name and requested anonymity. The Pentagon announced earlier in the week that an extension of the Guard presence — 2,149 troops — had not been requested. The planned departure came as Democrats and Republicans sparred over how to fund fortifications of the Capitol and whether to form an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the attack that sought to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss to Democrat Joe Biden. Some Republican lawmakers have begun downplaying the event despite the handful of deaths, injuries to scores of police officers, hundreds of arrests, damages to the building and shouted threats against lawmakers from many of those who stormed the building. Much of the violence was caught on camera....."
Can get back into the People's House now that it has been cleaned:
"A housekeeper entered a hotel ballroom where ballots for Virginia governor and two other statewide offices were being stored overnight Saturday — snapping the tamper-proof tape as she brought in drinks, and inadvertently delaying the start of vote counting as officials got to the bottom of the security breach. Party and campaign officials spotted the torn tape Sunday morning as they gathered at the downtown Richmond Marriott to begin tallying votes from a nominating convention held the day before. The discovery sent them into an investigative flurry that included interviewing the housekeeper, calling lawyers, and reviewing security footage. In the end, a party spokesman and observers from two of the seven gubernatorial campaigns said they were confident there had been no foul play, but the episode highlights the tremendous angst and suspicion surrounding the GOP’s nominating contests for Virginia governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. The party that’s made election integrity a rallying cry nationally has seen its own, internal nominating process beset for months by allegations that it’s been rigged to favor one candidate or another. The party was set on Sunday to begin hand-counting an estimated 30,000 ballots, a painstaking process that three gubernatorial contenders demanded amid fears that vote-tallying software the party had considered could not be trusted. After Republicans voted Saturday at an ’'unassembled’' convention at 39 polling places around the state, officials put the ballots in sealed boxes and transported them that night to the ballroom. Once all of the boxes had arrived, officials sealed up the room with tamper-proof tape about midnight, according to observers with two different campaigns, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter."
All right, who let the dog shit in the House?
Time to clo$e the loopholes and keep the project moving forward while keeping active as Massachusetts residents woke up Monday morning one step closer to normal life as the state moves forward with the latest stage of its economic reopening, permitting activities such as road races, amusement and water parks, and increased capacity for stadiums like Fenway Park, and officials are looking ahead to further easing of restrictions later this month, but the public health measures needed to combat COVID-19 mean some activities, such as the Boston Marathon, now scheduled for the fall, will look very different in order to curtail large gatherings and continue social distancing, but they are “just so thankful [they]’re able to open.”
Normal means not living in a CVD prison and having the war on humanity terminated before history is entirely rewritten.
NEXT DAY UPDATES:
A 48-hour snapshot of gun violence in America found more than 260 shootings across the United States killed 94 people and injured 236, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive, and they happened in 37 states, from Washington to Florida and from Arizona to New Hampshire, shaking big cities and small towns.