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Kansas City Vaccine Distribution | The Egyptian Jon Stewart

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LPN Brice Headrick vaccinates 74-year-old Anita Haney, who showed up at the Linwood YMCA for her first COVID-19 shot on Feb. 3.

Johnson County, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, health officials explain the supply and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and political satirist Bassem Youssef adds children's author to his list of talents.

Segment 1, beginning at 00:36: Health directors explain the number of shipments they are receiving and where vaccinations are being done.

Johnson County is reporting over 51,000 cases of COVID-19 and nearing 600 people who have died from the coronavirus. In Kansas City, Missouri, the numbers are 36,000 cases and just over 450 deaths. Demand for vaccinations continues to exceed supply, and as Kansas City Health Department Director Dr. Rex Archer noted, "We have 23% of the state’s population but have only received 20% of the vaccine.”


Segment 2, beginning at 29:11: In "The Magical Reality of Nadia," Youseff shows that being different is a strength.

Bassem Youssef is a cardiac surgeon who took on the issues of the day in his native Egypt as the host of a weekly television show. His political satire led to Youssef eventually fleeing his homeland for the United States. He explains the inspiration for his latest venture, writing a children's book,

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.