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States Grapple With Worker Priority as Virus Vaccine Arrives (2)

Dec. 11, 2020, 10:31 AMUpdated: Dec. 11, 2020, 7:04 PM

Some of the most populous and most stricken U.S. states are still working out who—after health-care workers—will be at the front of the line for inoculation when the first coronavirus vaccines arrive.

While the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocates vaccinating health-care workers first along with people living in long-term care facilities, who in the U.S. workforce comes next largely remains an open question with special interest groups jockeying for position.

The virus is surging to new highs across the nation, with more than 200,000 new cases confirmed daily and the death toll topping 3,000 on Dec. 9, ...