In keeping with the news of our flawless national roll-out of various Covid vaccines (which you will now potentially need to do such mundane things such as attend the movies), it was reported yesterday that 42 people in West Virginia actually wound up receiving Regeneron's Antibody Treatment instead of the Moderna vaccine they were supposed to get.
"The 42 individuals received the antibody product at a vaccination clinic hosted by staff at the Boone County Health Department," a statement from the West Virginia National Guard said.
The release said that the Joint Interagency Task Force did not believe there is any risk of harm to these 42 individuals. The PR was also happy to report that aside from the 42 massive screw-ups, there were no additional screw-ups to report. The press releases actually says, under "KEY POINTS": "No other individuals were administered the antibody instead of the vaccine at any point in time in West Virginia."
Aside from the error, there was no error...
The West Virginia National Guard then went on to note that "all vaccine related protocols have been reviewed and strengthened" and that "7,855 West Virginians were vaccinated yesterday across the state".
An administrator for the Boone County Health Department, Julie Miller, told CNBC: “It has been determined that this was an isolated incident.”
Yeah, the kind of isolated incident that affects 42 people...
Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard said: “The moment that we were notified of what happened, we acted right away to correct it, and we immediately reviewed and strengthened our protocols to enhance our distribution process to prevent this from happening again. I remain incredibly proud of all that our team has accomplished. Our number one goal has been to save lives, and, as we continue to ramp up distribution of the vaccine all across the state, we continue to save more and more lives every single day.”
Dr. Clay Marsh, the state’s COVID-19 Czar concluded: “The product administered are antibodies that fight COVID-19. In fact, this product was the same one that was administered to President Trump when he became infected. While this injection is not harmful, it was substituted for the vaccine. But this occurrence provides our leadership team an important opportunity to review and improve the safety and process of vaccination for each West Virginian.”
In other words...