From The Daily Memphian.
It’s FedEx’s time to shine — and by extension, Memphis’ time — when shipments of COVID-19 vaccines start moving from manufacturers to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across America in latter December.
A Dec. 3 visit by Vice President Mike Pence and top public health officials to the home turf of Memphis-based FedEx drove home the critical role of FedEx in distributing the vaccines touted as the cure for a devastating global pandemic.
FedEx, American rival United Parcel Service and Germany’s DHL are all expected to play major parts in vaccine distribution. But Pence, leader of the Trump administration’s COVID-19 task force, singled out “a great American company,” FedEx, to highlight at a roundtable discussion on vaccines and their distribution.
“When we started to get word that we might have a vaccine by the end of the year, people said, ‘It’s one thing to develop a vaccine, it’s another thing about distributing it to millions of Americans…,’” Pence said.
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