For Heather Suri, a registered nurse in Virginia, the race to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 has thrown up some unprecedented obstacles. The vaccines themselves are delicate and require a fair bit of focus over time. Consider Moderna’s instructions for preparing its doses: Select the number of shots that will be given. Thaw the vials for 2.5 hours in a refrigerator set between 36 and 46 ...

In these first lumbering weeks of the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history, Dr. Julie Vaishampayan has had a battlefront view of a daunting logistical operation. Vaishampayan is the health officer in Stanislaus County, an almond-growing mecca in California’s Central Valley that has recorded about 40,000 cases of COVID-19 and lost 700 people to the illness. Her charge is to see that ...

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Biden family is no stranger to presidential inaugurations. But the scene will be unlike any they, or any American alive today, has seen in Washington next week. The clan will first gather together Jan. 19 for an inauguration event at the Lincoln Memorial, according to Palm Beach County resident Frank Biden, the president-elect's younger brother. The vigil at the ...

PHILADELPHIA — The NHL’s TV ratings are soaring. Are fans tired of watching Netflix? Hungrier for hockey after the pandemic delayed the season? A combination of both? With no hockey in October, November and December, the withdrawal, apparently, was painful. That helps explain why a record number of folks watched NHL openers on TV in both the United States and Canada. “I’m not sure I’m the ...