Team studied if other plans could have saved more lives

Staff nurse Rachel Lewis on Dec. 14, 2020, administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to emergency room nurse David Conway at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Conway was the first individual in Iowa to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (The Gazette)

DES MOINES — The federal government’s plan for distributing the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines roughly a year ago mostly hit the mark and likely helped to limit the number of virus-related deaths, according to a recent analysis and report…