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Opinion: VaxUp! Program Money is a Real Pain

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Trying to follow the Augusta VaxUp! program money trail feels like getting a shot. But the pain is not in your arm. It’s more like a pain in the butt!

You’ve got the Richmond County Health Department that says it’s in charge of giving the COVID-19 shots and $200 in gift cards, but that they don’...

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  1. What am I missing here? IF I had had anything to do with this program I PERSONALLY would be attempting to answer these questions to clarify to the public how there had been no misuse of funds. The ONLY reason that such actions are not taking place by the associated parties must be because misuse HAS occurred and a cover up is important. Frankly the Health Department, the commissioners, the mayor, the public information official, and the “money man” should ALL by working overtime to clear this mess up – if for no other reason than to clear their own name and place any blame where it belongs. So, once again, WHAT am i missing – other than the truth?

  2. It’s amazing that the minions of King Hardie can assemble a detailed breakout of the costs associated with a Freedom of Information Act request, but cannot do the same for the six-figure vax program administered by some indeterminate department(s) of the Augusta government. Hardie, Odie, some commissioners, and their minions are either incredibly inept or horribly arrogant, evil, and corrupt. Biden’s DOJ will be all over this since it involves federal funds. (Not)

  3. The accountability of the Vaxup program definitely needs to be investigated by the GBI or, since it’s ultimately federal money, by the FBI. There’s criminal activity going on.

    The non-discrimination law is absurd. There are already federal laws prohibiting discrimination. Sadly, our local government is completely out of control. ????????

  4. I think the administrator should be held accountable, if not, remove him. All he has done is pour money out of a bucket and fails to produce. Wasn’t this mainly his idea to begin with? Fix it or be fired. Pure incompetence or outright arrogance at its best. It’s time our FULL commission stands up and demands answers.
    The mayor is on a power trip too, and anytime something applies to you and I and not to them,,,,,,if you can’t see through that I’m not gonna waste my time trying to explain.

  5. Instead of paying people to get vaccinated that money would have been better spent by renting some vans and hiring community worker from the most at risk neighborhoods and having a PA or Nurse practioner to go into areas that people have problems with transportation and offer free blood pressure and glucose checks and build relationships with these clients and explain the need for the vaccination with that individual’s health risk and continue being a presence in that community. When you build trust in that community, when the community worker checks in with those clients then their health improves and willingness to trust health care providers. That would be money better spent because not only would you improve the underlying health issues but vaccination rates. Stop throwing money away and do something that helps improve health and outcomes.

  6. The Federal Government needs to investigate the misuse of Covid funds. It is blatantly obvious that once again the powers that be in Augusta are not to be trusted with OPM. Forensic audits in every single department.

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