Michigan Doctor Travels 140 Miles To Deliver Vaccines & ‘Hope’ To A Rural Community | The Last Word

Michigan Doctor Travels 140 Miles To Deliver Vaccines & ‘Hope’ To A Rural Community | The Last Word 1


Dr. Richard Bates travels three hours north from his hospital in Midland, Michigan to deliver coronavirus vaccines to a rural hospital in Alpena, Michigan. He joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how he’s able to transport those vaccines and why delivering those vaccines to a hard-to-reach community is like delivering a baby and handing off that baby to a new parent for the first time. Aired on 12/30/2020.
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Michigan Doctor Travels 140 Miles To Deliver Vaccines & ‘Hope’ To A Rural Community | The Last Word

25 Comments on "Michigan Doctor Travels 140 Miles To Deliver Vaccines & ‘Hope’ To A Rural Community | The Last Word"

  1. Lovely 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  2. China 🇨🇳 should pay for the vaccine for everybody in all countries.
    – but that’s only a start.

  3. Reminded me of the Diphtheria Epidemic in Alaska that was killing the kids.
    That was 674 miles. The people have a dog sled race yearly for this event, Iditarod Dog Sled Race.

  4. Really nice 👌 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  5. I’m surprised those rural t’rump supporters didn’t burn him at the stake for being a “witch” and bringing “magic.” 😅😂🤣

    • Homer Antoniou | December 30, 2020 at 4:29 AM | Reply

      Please, don’t give them ideas. trumpTURDS are too stupid and they’ll believe anything.

    • @Homer Antoniou you mean like the people who voted for Biden ? and brushed off the idea of voter fraud because they were told so ? no i don’t think they’re like that . a mirror would show you a better truth 😉
      ps : not even a trump supporter , not even american , but laughing from abroad ( like everyone else abroad really) at the stupidity of certain americans . but how would they know this is CNN doesn’t show them lol

    • michael huppertz | December 30, 2020 at 7:56 AM | Reply

      @lili ks Just a short question how much do they charge for a flight to Trumpian? Oneway or any change that you grow up and come back to Earth.

    • @michael huppertz i don’t know , i don’t live in america , but from what I hear people on the left are the biggest idiots so far. because unlike most of u you still think that you made “everything ok” by voting for a POS responsible of the most ugliest words and acts . you’re a joke .

    • @lili ks I don’t recall any Democrats holding a bogus investigation into the “millions of illegal votes” in 2016. I do recall though t’rump’s “commission” being disbanded because they found nothing.
      Feel free to read up on all that!

      And good luck with that “stop the steal” thing! 😅😂🤣

  6. My dad with ARDS lives in Marquette. You are a hero, sir.

  7. So Nice 💘💘💘💘💘💘

  8. Love you 💋💋😘😘❤️💯

  9. Anthony Mordawski | December 30, 2020 at 1:50 AM | Reply

    Don’t you have helicopters or bush is planes any more

  10. OB/GYNs are pure gold in that part of Michigan. Nearly 40 years ago I had my last child delivered by the only doctor qualified to do C-Sections between Midland two hours south and Alpena one hour north, Health care workers in underserved areas have been unsung heroes for decades.

  11. Lovégo Libertas | December 30, 2020 at 5:25 AM | Reply

    Thats nothing. I’ve been told two Scottish blokes walked 500 miles to be with some woman xD

  12. brilliantly and beautifully said, ty dr bates and mr o’donnell! that was heartwarming and very much needed!

  13. Hope he has a Police escort to speed up the journey. Or a snow plow.

  14. Samantha Beasley | December 30, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    Talk about making a difference
    I don’t live in Michigan anymore
    But thank you doctor and everyone that helped you
    It’s very cold up there
    You are true heroes

  15. Valerie Williams | December 30, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Reply

    Awesome job Dr. Bates!! Local hero for sure 😊💚🙌🏼

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