People walk in to get their coronavirus vaccine at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles in April. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
More than 22 percent of the U.S. population has been vaccinated, and deaths are declining steadily even while new cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. So far, 561,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the country.
Their goal was to protect the public and be transparent, but critics worry they overreacted and might undermine vaccine confidence.
Even a temporary halt in distribution can have lingering effects.
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