20 states excel at protecting the vulnerable from COVID-19

Using such metrics as pledges of free vaccine when one becomes available, adoption of telemedicine and per-capita COVID relief monies, WalletHub has ranked all the states plus the District of Columbia in order of most to least supportive of at-risk populations during the pandemic.

Here’s a countdown of the 20 best at that task in the eyes of the popular personal-finance website:

20.  Louisiana

19.  New Jersey

18.  Nevada

17.  Connecticut

16.  Wyoming

15.  Oregon

14.  Hawaii

13.  Washington

12.  New York

11.  Maryland

10.  Minnesota

9.  Kentucky

8.  Colorado

7.  Vermont

6.  New Mexico

5.  North Dakota

4.  Maine

3.  Rhode Island

2.  District of Columbia

1.  Massachusetts

For the full rankings, explanations of the metrics and the rest of the reporting, click here.