Coronavirus Cases Are Surging In Europe. Why The U.S. Is In Better Shape — For Now

In Europe, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been slow. The U.S. is doing better — vaccinating as many as 3 million people per day this past weekend.

Some of those people were vaccinated by Chichi Ilonzo Momah, who runs Springfield Pharmacy in Springfield, Pa. Momah says local independent pharmacists are trying to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

The rollout is also progressing thanks in part to military personnel stationed at vaccine sites around the country that are run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. WUSF’s Stephanie Colombini visited one site in Tampa.

Additional reporting this episode from NPR’s Allison Aubrey.

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This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.

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