Now vaccinated, older adults emerge from COVID hibernation

  • Baseball fans gather before a spring training exhibition baseball game Wednesday between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PORTLAND, Maine — Bill Griffin waited more than a year for this moment: Newly vaccinated, he embraced his 3-year-old granddaughter for the first time since the pandemic began.