As teachers race to get vaccinated in time to return to classrooms March 1, the former president's lack of national strategy has some school districts faring better than others.
Reaching herd immunity by August is possible if Michigan almost doubles how many vaccinations it performs every day, but supply issues continue to hold the state back.
Still overcoming a rocky vaccine rollout, Michigan and Pfizer have drawn on a deep, shared history to overcome the setbacks.
Convention centers from coast to coast, both in Michigan and nationwide, are preparing to vaccinate as many as 20,000 people a day.
As it became clear the assistance states counted on from the federal government weren’t coming, Michigan diagnosed its first case of the more infectious B.1.1.7 strain of COVID.
"Vaccines for everybody, especially for the most vulnerable and needy," Pope Francis said.
The lack of an efficient federal strategy set Michigan’s vaccination campaign back, but progress is already being made to right the ship, officials say.