The Vax Express Keeps Rolling But Vaccine Inequity Remains
Julie Santana boarded the Massachusetts Vaccine Express about to get his COVID-19 vaccine shot. Aaron Schachter / GBH
At Union Station in Worcester Thursday, the mood was jubilant, the tunes from a local DJ were hits of the ’80s and ’90s and Massachusetts’ lieutenant governor couldn’t have been more excited about what the state's “Vax Express” is trying to do: get needles in the arms of people who might otherwise not get a vaccine.
“We need to go to places where there has been hesitancy and reach people where they are, which is where we are, on the commuter rail literally going to the gateway communities to bring the vaccine,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We have pop-up clinics. We’ll literally go to your home.”
Why Americans are panic buying fuel
From CNN's Matt Egan and Allison Morrow Cars line up to fill their gas tanks at a COSTCO at Tyvola Road in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 11. Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images
Several gas stations along the East Coast ran out of fuel Tuesday as worried
drivers aggressively filled their tanks.
Here's how we got here:
What is Colonial Pipeline? The Colonial Pipeline system spans more than 5,500 miles and transports about 45% of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. It transports 2.5 million barrels per day of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and home heating oil.