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ONR 1-14-21: Watch review of upcoming Calif. MLK events and the challenges of vaccine distribution

Dudley Najieb takes an in-depth view of the failed vaccine rollout in California and the looming fears and skepticism in ethnic communities of its effectiveness

By ONME Newswire

ONR producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviewed the latest Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King events happening throughout California.

Thereafter Dudley Najieb reviewed the challenges of vaccine distribution with two experts, Dr. Robert M. Wachter and Dr. William Schaffner.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that California is on the list as one of the 10 worst states in COVID-19 vaccine distribution; the bottleneck is also happening nationwide, which is where the problem began, according to medical experts Wachter and Schaffner.

Both doctors address the concerns of people believing that a lot of vaccine doses are going to waste; the fear also extends to the very short time it took to roll out the vaccine under the White House Administration's "Operation Warp Speed." The doctors also addressed the fears permeating ethnic communities about the strength of the vaccine, the two doses, and the historical vaccinations gone wrong (i.e. polio, Tuskegee.)

Dr. William Schaffner is Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Health Policy as well as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating from Yale in 1957, Schaffner attended the University of Freiburg, Germany as a Fulbright Scholar. He graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1962 and completed residency training and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt. He then was commissioned in the U.S. Public Health Service as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for two years. Dr. Schaffner is the current Medical Director and past president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and has served on the Executive Board for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is author of 300 articles and 6 books. He coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is often considered the “father” of the hospitalist field. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has written two books on safety and quality, including Understanding Patient Safety, the world’s top selling safety primer. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller. In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. Thirteen times, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked him as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; he was #1 on the list in 2015. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.


See 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. California Events

This Friday marks the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968}; the observance of this federal holiday will take place Monday, January 18, 2021. Many cities and counties are celebrating virtually, through drive-by events and outside park events in observance of the great Civil Rights King who led the national to understanding the need and importance of equality and economic equity.

In the Central Valley, the City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Unity Committee will honor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate the life and the legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America.

"We commemorate as well, the timeless values he taught us through his example - the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King's character and empowered his leadership," said a statement from the committee. "Dr. King knew that it was not enough just to talk the talk, he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible."

“Although we cannot celebrate his life and legacy in person, reflecting on the selfless commitment to equal rights and public service that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life exemplified, it is critical during these times of division and unrest in our country,” said Miguel Angel Arias, councilmember, district three.

The ONME Network will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through various programming on its network and TV programming; see events happening throughout California through the above clip.


City of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr Unity Committee 2021 Event Ceremonies

When: Beginning, Friday January 15, 2021, 11:45 am – Full event schedule attached.. Where: Online Via Zoom – Zoom ID: 815 8671 3287


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