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Gayles shares vaccine rollout frustration on ’60 Minutes’

Plus: Rockville Volunteer Fire Department deputy chief dies; Calvert delegate tries to amend bill so a Republican can get elected in Montgomery

Gayles shares vaccine rollout frustration on ’60 Minutes’

Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County’s health officer, told “60 Minutes” for an episode that aired on Sunday that the county’s vaccination clinics could expand if only the supply did.

Gayles said he feels “extremely frustrated and exhausted” that the demand for vaccinations is far greater than the county’s weekly allotment. [60 Minutes]

Rockville Volunteer Fire Department deputy chief dies

A procession of police and fire vehicles on Friday escorted the body of Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Scott Emmons, who died last week, to Snowden Funeral Home.

Emmons, 48, died from complications after a medical event he suffered on Feb. 6. [Montgomery Community Media]

Calvert delegate tries to amend bill so a Republican can get elected in Montgomery

Maryland Del. Mark N. Fisher, a Calvert County Republican, wondered on the House floor on Friday why the GOP, with 105,000 of  Montgomery County’s 688,000 enrolled voters, is shut out from the County Council.

Fisher offered an amendment that would require Montgomery County political mapmakers to guarantee that at least one County Council district be drawn expressly to elect a Republican in 2022, but the amendment failed. [Maryland Matters]

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