January 19, 2021


The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines starting in December 2020 was the one bright spot in an otherwise tragic year with a rapidly rising death toll currently over 385,000. Distribution of the 20 million doses promised by year end was thwarted by problems such as lack of coordination and lack of confidence in vaccine safety. Fortunately, healthcare workers are at the head of the line as vaccines become available. But the relentless spread of disease, slow pace of distribution, and reluctance of many people to get vaccinated suggest that COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon.

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