Waiting to receive a vaccine in Lehigh Acres, Fla., this week.
- One reason the U.S. is falling behind in its coronavirus vaccination campaign: Federal officials left much of the planning to overstretched local health officials and hospitals. “We’ve taken the people with the least amount of resources,” one expert said, “and asked them to do the hardest part of the vaccination.”
- In West Virginia, 42 people who were scheduled to receive a vaccine mistakenly received an experimental antibody treatment instead.
- The authorities arrested a pharmacist at a Wisconsin hospital and accused him of purposefully removing more than 500 vaccine doses from refrigeration, rendering them useless.
- President Trump’s management of the pandemic — unsteady, unscientific and colored by politics — has in effect been reduced to one question: What would it mean for him? The Times’s Michael D. Shear, Maggie Haberman, Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere and Mark Mazzetti spoke to more than two dozen current and former administration officials and others in contact with the White House.
- Israel could become the first country to be completely vaccinated against the virus. Almost 10 percent of its population has received the first of two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine.
- Some doctors in Britain said they would defy the government’s instructions to postpone people’s second vaccine doses. The government’s approach aims to give more people the partial protection of a single dose.