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Arkansas Expands Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Courtesy: Gov. Hutchinson-Twitterfeed

ARK EXPANDS COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAM - Arkansas has  expanded  its  distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and people aged 70 or older.  Governor Asa Hutchinson, who is 70, got his first dose of the vaccine Monday afternoon.  It has been reported that Arkansas has delivered almost  half of it’s allocation of Covid-19 vaccines.  On Sunday,  the Republican Governor Arkansas told Fox News Chris Wallace that more needs to be done to reach incoming President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to vaccinate more people in the next 100 days.

"We're getting our systems in better place, there's a greater acceptance of that, and it's going well. We just need more supply to get it into the arms quicker." Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas

Credit Courtesy: Fox News
Courtesy: Fox News
Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on Jan. 17, 2021.

"We're doing everything we can to accelerate the delivery of the vaccines to
our population, so I expect our current percent, about 40 percent, will go
up," Hutchinson explained. "We're getting our systems in better place, there's a greater acceptance of that, and it's going well. We just need more supply to get it into the arms quicker."

Researchers  at Johns Hopkins University report that over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Arkansas has increased by 137, an increase of 5.5%. Arkansas health officials say the state's death toll from COVID-19 is at 4,311.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.