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Volunteers stepping up in hard-hit Laredo to administer COVID-19 vaccine

The virus has overwhelmed hospitals in the border town. One medical worker says the COVID-19 vaccine is giving people hope. Listen to her story in the weekend edition of The Brief podcast.

The city of Laredo.

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Mayra Gomez, a medical assistant in Laredo, wants everyone in her hometown to take COVID-19 seriously. The virus has overwhelmed hospitals in the border town. The 36-year-old is volunteering to administer the vaccine through the local fire department to help stifle the virus’ spread.

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