Network report on vaccine rollout focuses on Alaska

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - On the latest attempts by the Trump administration to tackle some of the logistics challenges facing the vaccine rollout the State of Alaska is prominently mentioned in this report from ABC's Megan Tevrizian

    Health Secretary Alex Azar is now threatening to cut doses to states that fail to use all of their allocated vaccines. about *one-third* of delivered doses have *still* not been given out. The race to deliver shots reaching even the most rural corners of the country. In Alaska -- doctors and nurses are battling sub-zero temperatures to deliver doses - using planes, snowmobiles, and sleds. Meanwhile - back in Washington - at least 3 members of Congress now say they've tested positive after last week's lockdown with other members not wearing masks.]

     

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