The Associated Press reports:
A surprising new analysis found that states such as South Carolina and Florida that raced ahead of others to offer the vaccine to ever-larger groups of people have vaccinated smaller shares of their population than those that moved more slowly and methodically, such as Hawaii and Connecticut.
The explanation, as experts see it, is that the rapid expansion of eligibility caused a surge in demand too big for some states to handle and led to serious disarray. Vaccine supplies proved insufficient or unpredictable, websites crashed and phone lines became jammed, spreading confusion, frustration and resignation among many people.
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States that quickly expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility have vaccinated smaller shares of their population than those that moved more methodically, according to an analysis by AP and the nonprofit group Surgo Ventures. https://t.co/o4GleL2rPl
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 21, 2021