CDC e-mails indicate that the vaccine card is about to fit in your wallet.
The card is too large for a standard wallet card slot, as Amanda Mill pointed out. Atlantic Ocean.It is still so small that it will be easy to lose. It’s like Reverse Goldelux: just wrong. A handful of people speculated in August that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would not have thought so much about the size of the cards.
But it turned out that they were at least. to think About the size of the card, according to emails received through the Freedom of Information Act and sent to it. Edge By a reader
Email correspondence within the CDC indicates that the agency was working on a vaccination card in early August 2020, the month before the first COVID-19 vaccine would be authorized for use. On August 6, staff sent an email with a draft vaccination card. “Keep in mind that the card must be small enough to fit in the wallet,” the staff wrote in an email. “Most of the cards I see are around 4” x 3.5 “and are usually folded.”
It is important to note here that wallet-sized items are much smaller than 4 “x 3.5”. Wallet-sized images are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, and standard credit cards are 2.125 inches by 3.37 inches.
But the important part of the information comes at the end of the sentence: “Usually combined.” If the cards were 4 inches wide and 3.5 inches long, folding them in half would make them 2 inches wide and 3.5 inches long. This is very close to the size of a standard credit card.
And it wasn’t even the final dimension of the cards. Next week, Operation Warp Speed, which led the vaccine development process, asked the CDC to send the vaccine card by the end of Monday. The CDC team went to Overdrive to finalize the design, and the same staff sent a print-ready version Tuesday morning. In this email, the dimensions of the card were set from 4.25 inches to 3.5 inches.
Well, more math time. Fold That The half-size card will fit cards from 2.125 inches to 3.5 inches, the size of which is similar to a credit card. Best! The best size to meet the purpose of fitting in the purse. Everything is ready, it’s good to go.
But unfortunately, there is no happy ending to this story. Even if the CDC has designed the card to this size, it is not the size on which the cards ended up. My vaccine card measures 4 inches by 3 inches – too big to fit in a wallet. The card has nothing to suggest folding. And besides, adding it in half is 2 inches by 3 inches (so much math today). It’s smaller than a credit card and just so small that it will slip into a card slot and be hard to dig.
What happened between the emails, which promised a card that would fit in a wallet, and the vaccination campaign, which gave everyone cards that didn’t fit easily in a wallet. This is where things get confusing, and it’s a mystery I haven’t solved yet. The CDC did not respond to a request for comment. Someone may have clicked the wrong printer button at some point. But perhaps there’s a lesson here: the road to hell is paved with good intentions – and card stocks in the form of anger.