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    The line is forming for a COVID-19 vaccine

    I understand "the line" as "the queue" (like the queue formed to buying something. The general rule is "First Come, First Served." Am I on the right track?

    The line is forming for a COVID-19 vaccine. Who should be at the front?

    When and if the world has a COVID-19 vaccine, who should get it first? That question came into sharp relief last week. A committee that makes vaccine use recommendations to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrestled with the issue in a virtual meeting, and new data suggested how fraught any prioritization is likely to be: Pregnant women—normally the last to receive a new vaccine, given the possibility of harm to a fetus—may have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, suggesting they should be high on the list.

    Source: Science By Jon Cohen Jun. 29, 2020 , 5:30 PM

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    Re: The line is forming for a COVID-19 vaccine

    Yes. We don't use the word "queue" in the sense of a line of people in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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