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The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?

Posted On: Feb 27, 2021   |   Posted By: Time

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?

On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she'd anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window.
To protect herself, for the past few months she'd avoided Westminster's communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri dish.
Whenever she left her room, she dutifully wore a surgical face mask and maintained the mandated 6-ft. distance. The most difficult change came in the fall, when visits from her son, daughter and five grandchildren were cut off.
Living in relative isolation was not how Ronnel envisioned spending her golden years. Like millions of Americans, as soon as the first coronavirus vaccine was authorized , she...

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