CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 3/2/2021 roundup

Vaccination news tops tonight’s pandemic headlines:

ELIGIBILITY EXPANDS: President Biden proclaimed that educators and licensed child-care workers should be eligible for vaccination now, and Gov. Inslee subsequently announced that now they are. He also said he’ll announce “soon” when “critical” workers – from grocery stores, farms, more – will be eligible.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SUPPLY? The president also said today that there should be enough vaccine for all adults in the U.S. by the end of May – though that doesn’t mean all those shots will, or can, be administered by then. Our state, county, and city continue to contend that they have far more shot-giving capacity than vaccine, and they could be inoculating many more people every day if only the vaccine were available.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: Checking today’s daily summary from Seattle-King County Public Health – the cumulative totals:

*82,363 people have tested positive, 60 more than yesterday’s total

*1,399 people have died, 6 more than yesterday’s total

*5,120 people have been hospitalized, 17 more than yesterday’s total

*910,070 people have been tested, 2,713 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the totals were 81,379/1,357/5,083/895,001.


NATIONAL/WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 114.7 million cases worldwide, 28.7 million of them in the U.S. – see other nation-by-nation stats by going here.

GETTING AN APPOINTMENT: Back to the topic of vaccination – if you’re eligible, here are some places to look:
*Your health-care provider (particularly bigger ones like UW Medicine, CHI Franciscan, Swedish, etc.)
*Pharmacy chains big and small – Safeway, Rite Aid, QFC, Pharmaca, Costco
* (volunteer-run aggregator)

GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT? or 206-293-6302, text/voice – thank you!

16 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Tuesday 3/2/2021 roundup"

  • Graciano March 3, 2021 (4:43 am)

    My Sister in law (63yrs) who lives in Surprise, AZ. says their State is now allowing people who are 55yrs. and older to be eligible for the vaccine. Her 1st appointment is March 10th!

  • anonyme March 3, 2021 (7:24 am)

    According to most experts, we’re probably looking at another surge.  Can we just put a big barbed-wire fence around Texas?

    • Iirregularities with Covid March 3, 2021 (10:32 am)

      Texas has open borders.  We are already letting people in who tested positive?  Is that okay with everyone?

      • anonyme March 3, 2021 (12:21 pm)

        I’m not sure what this response means, but I was referring to the fact that Texas has just ‘opened’ 100 percent, including lifting mask requirements.  Given the facts, this seems nothing short of insane – hence the fence.

        • Pessoa March 3, 2021 (8:13 pm)

          Rolling back a mask mandate does not mean everyone will stop wearing a mask.   It only means one can’t be forced to wear one.   

    • David B March 3, 2021 (10:40 am)

      Bookmarking this comment for 6 weeks from now.

    • waikikigirl March 3, 2021 (11:28 am)

      Are you saying it is the Hispanic population coming in over Texas’ border that is causing this pandemic,  if so that is very rude!?

      • Kim March 3, 2021 (3:30 pm)

        I don’t see any comments about The Hispanic Population coming from Texas and so not sure whose comments you are referring to. As far as I know people who live in Texas are all different races and walks of life.

  • Searching for a Covid Vaccine March 3, 2021 (9:24 am)

    Hello Neighbors,  Does anyone know of any vaccination appointments that are being offered / currently available?  I am eligible but can’t find any openings.Thank you!

    • WSB March 3, 2021 (9:42 am)

      Someone emailed this morning to suggest someplace we and readers have mentioned multiple times – Sea Mar, which has clinics in White Center and South Park among others. They offer vaccinations to walk-ins. Updated info here:

      • WSB March 3, 2021 (10:36 am)

        Also, I just heard from another reader who says they got a notification from the Virginia Mason waitlist/email list that appointments are being offered.

    • MercyMoi March 3, 2021 (11:21 am)

      If you are a Kaiser Permanente customer, you can get an appt by starting with an e-visit. They’ll give you a scheduling ticket and you can choose your vax site. There were tons of appts in Renton Kaiser on Sunday the 7th about an hour ago.

      • newnative March 3, 2021 (1:11 pm)

        My partner has been told by Kaiser to look elsewhere. 

  • Susan March 3, 2021 (12:15 pm)

    I drive by the South Park SeaMar clinic every morning  about 7:20am and there has been a line of about 10 people every morning (I assume to get their vaccination).  I’m not sure what time they open.

  • Matt P March 3, 2021 (4:28 pm)

    Another place to look is St Anne hospital toward the end of the day.  I was randomly looking one day and they had a 4 pm slot open and it was 2 pm.  I quickly signed my MIL up and went.  It could be worth checking others where they have to get the vaccine into an arm at the end of the day or toss it (which hopefully they just stick it into anyone who is willing at that point.)

    • WSB March 3, 2021 (5:19 pm)

      Just got word of this from the city and can’t post a separate story till I’n back at the desk in a few mins:

      ” Because of a last-minute influx in vaccine, we have around 400 appointments currently available at our West Seattle site for tomorrow, March 4, and Friday, March 5. Here’s the registration link:

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