404 in the 503

The Oregon Covid Vaccine Scheduling Fiasco continues. Yesterday many residents became newly eligible for the shots, and of course, the inadequate computer system set up to book appointments broke down. At least, part of it did. Much angst was inflicted on people who have been waiting patiently for the sense of normalcy that inoculation brings.

I guess it's going to be that way throughout the rest of the vaccination process. Which is a real shame, because I have a hunch we'll all be getting booster shots for variants over the next year or two. The state bureaucrats refuse to spend the money and do the necessary planning regarding scheduling. And your doctor is out of the loop, whether she likes it or not.

My advice to those who are trying unsuccessfully to get the poke is to keep trying. Once the appointment for The Precious is set up, it's been pretty smooth sailing for everyone I know who have gotten theirs. The setup at the Oregon Convention Center is actually impressive, in a good way, if that's where you're going.

Meanwhile, this story in Willamette Weed reports that little vaccine is being wasted in Oregon, so that's good. But the reporter, Rachel Monahan, gives the sense that the data is mildly untrustworthy, and gosh, ain't that just like everything else in Salem. It's as if there's a force field of weirdness in place from Brooks to Millersburg.

On a somewhat related note, with two shots now in my arm, I can report a side effect: vivid dreams. My brain has been working overtime while I sleep. I swear it's the vaccine. Or maybe I just need my tin foil helmet adjusted.