The anticipated arrival of two new vaccines can boost the morale of those worried about the wait for their dose.
Supply chain issues can be addressed – but the issues with the AstraZeneca vaccine are political, too.
Getting a vaccine is proving difficult for many older people now, but the mad rush for the vaccine won't last long. Many people don't want to get one at all, and that will impede herd immunity.
The vaccines' cold storage requirements and shipment rules put small, rural communities at a disadvantage, but that's only part of a long-running challenge.