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Any Vaccine Tracking System Is Only as Good as the Data That’s Put in It

Vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Queens Police Academy in the Queens borough of New York, January 11, 2021. (Jeenah Moon/Pool via Reuters)

Over in The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum compares the current system of getting a vaccine to waiting in a long line for cabbage in the Soviet Union.

You all might be living in 21st-century America, but those of us who reside in this new version of Moscow, circa 1975, have to scoff at quasi-optimism. Beat COVID-19? With a bunch of dysfunctional Safeway websites? With dozens of different institutions, each one requiring different forms and a different registration?

Signs that we live in a dying superpower are all around us. Officials seem to make illogical, chaotic decisions; and everything is much more complicated than

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