Noble Research Institute donates critical cold storage units for COVID-19 vaccine

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• Institute announced donation of 11 ultra cold storage units to ensure rural communities can access COVID-19 vaccine OKLAHOMA CITY — Noble Research Institute has coordinated with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to donate 11 ultra-cold industrial freezers that will be used to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine across the state of Oklahoma. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in safely distributing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is that it must be shipped and stored in ultra-cold temperatures of about -94 degrees Fahrenheit (around four times colder than a standard home freezer).
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Weather Update

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It looks like we are going to stay in a very active weather pattern through Thursday with occasional rain and possibly a thunderstorm or two –– very wet weather leading us up to the new year. Skies will become partly sunny with highs in the mid-40s on New Year’s Day and we will enjoy dry weather for the weekend with highs in the 50s. I expect us to hit 60 degrees early next week.

Innocent bar patron killed when disgruntled man fires multiple shots into Fort Towson bar

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FORT TOWSON — An evening of preholiday relaxation turned deadly at Tommy’s Bar, located on the west side of Fort Towson last week. According to a statement by investigating officer, OSBI Agent Sonny Stewart, Thomas Ray Phillips III and his wife were among a number of patrons inside Tommy’s Bar a few minutes before midnight (11:57) on Saturday, Dec.

Entire initial shipment of Moderna COVID- 19 vaccine doses arrive in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma State Department of Health reported last week that all 66,200 of the initial expected doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the state. The Moderna vaccine does not require ultracold storage temperatures, and as a result, presents fewer logistical challenges than the Pfizer vaccine.