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About half of all U.S. adults have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. While the pandemic is far from over, our rapid pace of vaccination — only a handful of countries are vaccinating faster than we are — ensures that we’ll start to see fewer and fewer deaths to this plague.
A year ago, it wasn’t even clear that we’d have a vaccination at this point. When President Trump predicted last year that we could have a vaccine by the end of the year, he was met with a lot of scorn and ridicule. But we shouldn’t be so hard on the medical experts who informed us that a vaccine was 18 months to 2 years away from delivery.
We’ve really never made such a vaccine so quickly. One of the big reasons we were able to do it is Operation Warp Speed (OWS. …