“The state still is locked into this 70,000-or so doses a week that they’re getting from the federal government, so that pie keeps getting divided up and divided up and divided up, so we’re getting less and less every week."
“Everybody has a different definition of 1A and 1B. Our 1A may have been broader, so there may be more people in it versus somebody else’s 1B. And to be honest with you, certain states got more supply than Wisconsin did. There’s a lot of factors in there,” Dr. Rai said Tuesday on Action 2 News This Morning.
“So what the state’s saying is as we scale up, as health care providers do, and we’re just one of many in the state, as we scale up, we need to make sure the vaccines are flowing from the federal government into our sites,” says Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO of Prevea Health.
“So right now all we know is what the federal government has decided 1B is going to be, and that’s what they’ve referred to as law enforcement, teachers, and those in education, and those that are 75 and older. "
Dr. Rai joined us Tuesday on Action 2 News This Morning where he talked about the new strain in the United Kingdom and answered questions about Bell’s palsy, diabetes and those who are immunocompromised.
“What we’ve learned about this virus--it affects your brain. You lose your taste and smell. It affects your heart. It causes myocarditis. It can directly infect your kidneys. That’s very different from a typical, normal respiratory virus."