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What others are doing

Headline from a few days back: Seattle just took a giant step toward vaccinating tens of thousands who live or work in the Emerald City, opening its first mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center.

A private health care system, Swedish Health Services (full disclosure: this is from whom my son received unparalleled treatment when he was very sick) is running the vaccination clinic, and on opening day, it doled out 2,200 vaccines, although ultimately they hope to do as many as 20,000 shots a day, utilizing four shifts.

Major lesson, I think: Speedy distribution of vital services works best when involving both public and private sectors. working together.