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

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


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


  1. 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.

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

    1. @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

    2. @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.

    3. @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 .

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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