Now, health officials across the country who had anticipated their extremely limited vaccine supply as much as doubling beginning next week are confronting the reality that their allocations will not immediately increase, dashing hopes of dramatically expanding eligibility for millions of elderly people and those with high-risk medical conditions. Health officials in some cities and states were informed in recent days about the reality of the situation, while others are still in the dark.
For what it’s worth, this piece at Vox examines whether it’s safe to go to the grocery store. It points out that Austria has been distributing the Euro equivalent of N95 masks to those 65 and older, and Bavaria in German has been mandating those masks on public transport. I switched to wearing a KN95 a few weeks ago, but I still go grocery shopping. That’s my only indoor exposure of note. I did do some research on KN95s when I bought them, so if there’s interest I can write up a post on it. I’m no expert, of course.