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A Snapshot of Connecticut and the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

By Fran Trelease

Here in the Nutmeg State, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 6,300 state residents so far. Each death represents the loss of a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor. But before we go further, let’s look at the national picture.

The COVID-19 virus rages unchecked across the country, with record numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths reported daily. Earlier this month, a more infectious coronavirus variant – first detected in the UK – arrived here (along with California, Colorado, Florida and New York.) While there’s good reason to push non-stop vaccinations nationwide, the roll-out has been slow, marked by delays and confusion.

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