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Non-Whites, Like I, Would Not Be As Skeptical & Cynical IF Vaccination Registration Did NOT Start By Asking For Ethnicity & Race.

by Anura Guruge


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Well, I have been through the COVID vaccination registration process three times — one online (with VAMS) & twice on the phone after calling 2-1-1. Each time, one the first questions I get asked is ‘ethnicity’ followed by ‘race’. In one of the 2-1-1 calls the person at the other end even JOKED saying: “I assume it is not going to be Caucasian or Hispanic“! Not good.

It would help IF they made the RESERVATION without asking about race.

Why do they need to know that to make a reservation — UNLESS, of course, you want to start suspecting the WORST. And that is what has happened.

IF they need that data for demographics they can collect it when we are there to get the SHOT. Think about it.

Admit that this makes sense.


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The New Hampshire Mass J&J Vaccination Drive At The ‘NH Motor Speedway’ — I Waited 3-Hours In Line.

by Anura Guruge




I kind of expected that it would be a ‘zoo’, i.e., ‘not well organized‘, & I wasn’t far wrong.

I had a 12:20pm appointment. I drove in & got in line sharp at 12:00. (I was in Loudon at 11:45. I could have got in line earlier IF I knew that there was ‘no system’ & that it was a free-for-all.)

They directed me to one of three lanes; I happened to get ‘Lane 1’.

Then I waited & waited & waited.

Luckily they had the foresight to provide porta potties every 400-yards or so.

They did NOT put you in lane CHRONOLOGICALLY by appointment time. So, it was ‘just get in line’. After an hour there was some interaction. Most of the folks around I had 12:00 appointments. A couple 12:20 — like I. So, no prioritization. We were all lumped together.

In the end I discovered that there were not 3 BUT 6 LANES!

All of the delay — 3-hours worth — was merging those 6 lanes into one.

In my case, that happened at 3pm. 3-hours, coincidentally, since I got in line. Once it was down to 1-lane we moved quickly.

I was at the ‘pen’ within 10-minutes.

A ‘RN’ asked me the now routine COVID & vaccination stuff. They did NOT take my temperature.

An old, BUT still practising pediatrician, gave me my shot. Painless. But, then again, he told me that he thinks that over his lifetime I has done over 9-million vaccinations.

I took a stash of chocolates that I handed out. That was a hit.


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I Got The Single-Dose, J&J COVID Vaccination TODAY, at 3:13pm — In New Hampshire; I Am All Set (SMILE).

by Anura Guruge




Well, well, well. I got my COVID vaccination at 3:13pm, today, at the ‘NH Motor Speedway’ Mass Vaccination Clinic.

They were only administering the newly approved, single-dose J&J vaccine. Yes, I know that it is NOT ‘the best’ — but that is OK. Being non-white it is unlikely that I would have qualified for anything else. Beggars (i.e., non-whites like I) can’t be choosers.

Funny. I did NOT see a SINGLE non-white at the whole MASS event — during my 4-hours there.

From what I saw I was the ONLY non-white — & the only one that was handing out (my appreciated) chocolates. SMILE.

It was a ZOO.

I was in the car for a total of 4-hours, including the mandatory 15-minute observation period. (Some folks were flagged for 30-minutes. Not sure why.)

My appointment was at 12:20pm.

I got my shot, from an OLD but still practicing pediatrician, at 3:13pm. So, just under 3-hours AFTER my appointment!

No pain. Did NOT feel a thing. The doctor did say, that as a pediatrician, he has done over 9 million ‘shots’ during his tenure. He was good.

No side effects. No headaches. No nausea. And no pain in the arm — at least of now. SMILE.


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President Biden FINALLY Adds ‘Sign Language’ To ‘White House’ Press Briefings.

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I asked the question nearly a year ago (as you can see from the image at the top).

I noticed that it has come to pass under President Biden — THOUGH all media outlets (e.g., CNN) are NOT showing it! Can’t figure out why. MSNBC does so, from what I can see,

Have YOU noticed it. I no longer (SMILE) watch as many White House Press Briefings as I used to. They are not as entertaining as they used to be — BUT that is a good thing.

Though I cannot read sign language I am GLAD that it is available. Yes, I do like watching them. Some, as you know, are very expressive.


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New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccination: VAMS Is Not Working, Get A Manual Appointment Through 211 — April 16!

by Anura Guruge


Well, on February 1, 2021, I thought having to wait till March 25, i.e., 6-weeks away, to get my vaccination was unacceptable. I thought scheduling will IMPROVE over time. WRONG. DEAD WRONG.

I tried yesterday. Could NOT get any appointments. NADA. Nothing.

Today, I made two 211 calls. About 20-minutes on hold, each time, BUT they are really helpful.

After the 1st call I tried VAMS again. Could not get a SINGLE appointment. Then around 7pm today, I called 211 for the 2nd time.

He said that there are times when VAMS does NOT work. Also said that all the sites in the South, i.e., South of Concord, were FULL till May.

But, he could get me an appointment in Plymouth, Lebanon or Claremont. Plymouth is only about an hour away & it is a nice drive. So, I opted for Plymouth.

On Friday, April 16 at the ‘National Guard Recruiting Center’. 2-months out.

This is CRAZY.

All of the ‘fluff’ you hear on WMUR is just plain FAKE NEWS.



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COVID-19 Vaccination AVAILABILITY In New Hampshire Is A Bloody Joke — A Pretty Bad One At That!

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So, as an over-65 I am now eligible to get the vaccination — & have been since January 22, 2021.

I did NOT try & register till yesterday because I was going to Iowa to pick up ‘Rowen’. So, I waited until I got back, i.e., yesterday, to register. Actually there was an e-mail asking me to register. I did.

Today, I was INVITED to pick an appointment. Well, YOU can see from above. Those were my options. Earliest was March 25, 2021. 6-weeks away.

That is a BLOODY JOKE.

Did I get an appointment. Heck NO. I am NOT going to bother. I will wait.

This is a joke. Actually it is a CRIME. What a country.


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Poignant ‘Hymn’ To Combat COVID-19 ‘Isolation’ By Welsh Legend & Treasure, ‘Max Boyce’.

by Anura Guruge



I had an urge for some ‘Max Boyce‘ MAGIC tonight & went looking through YouTube.

Saw this. I had NOT heard of it & obviously NOT seen it.

It is blinking beautiful. And it talks about MY SWANSEA.

Please watch it. It will do YOU a power of good.

Max & I go back 50-years. I grew up on Max. And yes, as some of you know, next to cricket, rugby is my other sport.


For those of YOU (alas) who are not familiar with Max Boyce let me please share two of my favorites. Very different, but they show you what Max can be. Please check him out on YouTube. You will NOT regret it.



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14 Congregants Of Wolfeboro (NH) ‘Calvary Church’ Contract COVID-19.

by Anura Guruge



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The IRONY. The supreme irony.

I am sure that many went to church to pray for succor from the pandemic & all of the repercussions.

Yes, I know that this is NOT the only church-related outbreak.

But, how sad?

This is why I think God has such a great sense of humor. Also the reason I don’t go to church on a regular basis.

I feel bad for these folks.

They should get their money back from God. What do YOU think?


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20,000 Empty Seat Memorial In Washington D.C. To Mark 200,000 COVID-19 Dead.

by Anura Guruge


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Did YOU know about this. It was installed Sunday — yesterday.

I just happened to see it, in passing, on CNN.

I wanted to share it with you.

Very clever. Very moving.

I never realized that 20,000 seats looked that BIG — & it is ONLY representing 1/10 the DEAD! WOW.

WOW.


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Pope Francis Blames Market Capitalism Rather Than God For COVID-19 & Aftermath!

by Anura Guruge


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Last month, September 10, 2020.

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Let us NOT forget that on March 18, 2020, Pope Francisasked God to stop COVID“. Look it up. I did a post just to make sure that I had a record of it.

Well, we know how that worked out. Tens of thousands have DIED since then.

So, why is Pope Francis now blaming a SYSTEM … rather than God.

He is so disingenuous. Another Donald Trump. Shameless.


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by Anura Guruge