When Vice President Pence and his wife bared their arms on national television to receive a coronavirus vaccine, a doctor just miles away who treats patients stricken with covid-19 was still waiting for a dose of prevention.
The internal medicine resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital watched with frustration last week as scores of government leaders began receiving inoculations — including lawmakers who refused to wear masks and Trump administration officials who minimized the pandemic — while she and her colleagues were initially left unprotected because their hospital had received fewer than 1,000 doses of the scarce resource.
Public officials and politicians are among the first in line for vaccines that have yet to reach all health-care workers and will not become available to the public for months. They are showcasing their vaccinations on television and in social media posts to encourage Americans to trust the injections that may spell the end of the pandemic. But some essential workers and other Americans are expressing outrage that they must wait for protection even as leaders who failed to control the pandemic receive shots first.
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