Pence in Memphis to discuss Operation Warp Speed

By: - December 3, 2020 11:18 pm
Former Vice President Mike Pence greets Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (left) at a 2020 event. Strickland has said he will run for a third term if a charter amendment permitting third terms passes in the Aug. 4, 2022 election. (Photo by © Karen Pulfer Focht)

Former Vice President Mike Pence greets Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (left) at a 2020 event. Strickland has said he will run for a third term if a charter amendment permitting third terms passes in the Aug. 4, 2022 election. (Photo by © Karen Pulfer Focht)

Vice-President Mike Pence was in Memphis Thursday for a roundtable discussion of Operation Warp Speed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine distribution program and Tennessee’s plan to operationalize vaccinations once approved.

Gov. Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee greeted Pence at Memphis International Airport.

The roundtable was held in Air National Guard 164th Airlift Wing hangar. Presenters included Fred Smith, founder of FedEx Corp., which is based in Memphis and is expected to ship vaccines.

Photojournalist Karen Pulfer Focht was on hand to capture the event.

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