Bruce MacGillis, 64, has spent the last 23 months at an Ohio nursing home dealing with complications from an accident. He details the excruciating wait for a vaccine as infections increase in the facility and inch closer to his room.
Lower-than-anticipated allocations have spawned widespread confusion and concern in states, which are beginning to grasp the level of vaccine scarcity they will confront in the early going of the massive vaccination campaign.
Sick people are being found dead at home and long lines are forming for intensive care beds. But the streets and beaches remain full of unmasked people who are either unaware or unbothered by the alarming health warnings.