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Head of UPS Healthcare talks Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution, total vaccines shipped so far – Pix 11

New York receives its first shipment of the new Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine Thursday and UPS Healthcare has played a vital role in making it happen.

President of UPS Healthcare Wes Wheeler told PIX11 News how his team prepared for the newest vaccine, and how their plans differed from distribution of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Wheeler said that by mid-March, UPS Healthcare will have delivered approximately 100 million doses of all three vaccines in total. He predicted that number could be close to 300 million by the end of April.

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UPS and UnitedHealthcare CIOs on the top pandemic lesson – CIO Dive

Technological innovation was a hallmark of last year. Soft skills will continue paving the way for IT success.

Technology wins brought IT departments into the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the most pressing takeaways for some CIOs are the soft skills learned along the way.

For Juan Perez, chief information and engineering officer at UPS, and Carissa Rollins, CIO at UnitedHealthcare Technology, collaboration and communication are the prevailing lessons learned for the future workforce.

Across the healthcare industry, there’s been “unprecedented collaboration” among providers, Rollins said during WSJ’s CIO Network Summit on Tuesday. There’s also been more compassion among both the workforce and with customers, according to Rollins. Leaders adjusted their styles to better serve employees and they likely won’t go back.

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ATF searching for man who stole packages containing guns from UPS truck – WPSD

The Louisville Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward for information that can help identify a man accused of stealing packages that were left on the bumper of a UPS truck.

It may seem like an odd crime for the ATF to investigate, but the packages weren’t some run-of-the-mill online shopping order. They contained firearms that were to be shipped from Paducah Shooter’s Supply.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, a USP delivery driver made a scheduled stop at the Paducah store to pick up a scheduled shipment that included two firearms. The guns were to be shipped legally to other Federal Firearms License holders. The driver placed the packages on the rear bumper of the UPS truck, accidentally forgot them there and began drive away with the packages still on the bumper, the ATF says in a news release.

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Small town moves their 1 UPS driver to tears with generous gift, party – Yahoo

Set along central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna river sits a small town of just under 800 people.

“Blink and you’ll miss it,” Joe Calhoun, a longtime resident told TODAY. “But there is something so special here. It’s a small town with a big heart.”

Dauphin, Pennsylvania, has no traffic lights and is the type of town where everyone knows your name — including the UPS driver.

Chad Turns has been delivering packages for UPS to Dauphin for over a decade.

 

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UPS shipping out first batch of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine – AJC

UPS is shipping out its first batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines Tuesday, now that the single-dose vaccine for the coronavirus has emergency use authorization.

Sandy Springs-based UPS said the vaccine packages were being flown from its Worldport air hub in Louisville, Kentucky to sorting facilities in other parts of the country, then loaded onto UPS trucks for delivery starting Tuesday morning.

This is the third vaccine UPS is shipping, in addition to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorized since December. UPS and Memphis-based FedEx Express are splitting the shipments of vaccines allocated by the federal government.