Sunday, April 18, 2021

As of April 18, 2021, New Jersey rises to number 2 ranking for worst Covid infections per 100,000 population

With the U.S. average for Covid infections at 142.2 infections per 100,000, New Jersey, at 288.2 was second in the nation, trailing only the state of Michigan ( 533.7 ). Pennsylvania at 270.6 was number 3. Florida was at 198.4. [See]

Of previous coverage, from NBC5 news on 6 April 2021: New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation's new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period, according to state health agency data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Total U.S. infections during the same week numbered more than 452,000. The heavy concentration of new cases in states that account for 22% of the U.S. population has prompted some experts and elected officials to call for President Joe Biden’s administration to ship additional vaccine doses to those places. So far, the White House has shown no signs of shifting from its policy of dividing vaccine doses among states based on population.


The Newark Star-Ledger ran a page one article on 18 April 2021 titled "Hesitancy over vaccines low in N.J," which began with the text: "Across the United States, vaccinations are opening for any adult who wants one, with a goal of inoculating enough people to allow for a return to normalcy." But as the shots become available to everybody, will everybody roll up their sleeves for them?"

Being WILLING to get vaccinated is one thing; getting an appointment to actually get vaccinated is something else.

Looking at the CVS vaccination website [ ], one sees on April 18 that most (but not all) sites are FULLY BOOKED. A sample page follows.

As to New Jersey's rank as second worst in the nation:


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