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US doing better on COVID vaccinations than it might seem

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23.02.2021

Vaccine shortages and precious doses wasted. Unnavigable systems for making appointments. A stark racial and economic divide in the distribution of shots. Scary virus mutants that may render vaccines ineffective. Protesters disrupting vaccination sites.

It may seem at times that the high hopes for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout have fizzled since December, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to the first vaccine. But step back for a moment and chew on this little factoid: In just two months, the U.S. has managed to administer 55 million shots ― more than any other country ― even during a chaotic time of plague and contentious presidential transition.

Overall, about 12 percent of the 330 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose, primarily people who are at........

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