Flashpoint 12/20/20: Michigan health leaders discuss managing limited supply of COVID vaccine

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Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – The coronavirus vaccine arrives. But so does a logistics puzzle for the ages. How do you manage a limited supply of a medicine everyone needs?

And what about those who do not trust that medicine? Are they right to wait? Or do they need to be convinced to jump in?

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief deputy director for health at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Denise Fair, chief public health officer for the City of Detroit discussed the enormous task of getting the vaccine distributed.

Dr. M. Roy Wilson, President of Wayne State University and an epidemiologist; Christina Zilke, a registered nurse and the nursing supervisor at the Washtenaw County Health Department; and Portia Roberson, CEO of Focus: HOPE also spoke about health concerns Sunday on Flashpoint.

Segment One

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief deputy director for health at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Denise Fair, chief public health officer for the City of Detroit.

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Dr. M. Roy Wilson, President of Wayne State University and an epidemiologist; Christina Zilke, a registered nurse and the nursing supervisor at the Washtenaw County Health Department; and Portia Roberson, CEO of Focus: HOPE.

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

Flashpoint host Devin Scillian wraps up this week’s episode.

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 episode of Flashpoint


About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.