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Jesse Barber

Jesse Barber, Photo Editor

Jesse (he/him) is an Interdisciplinary Studies, Documentary Studies in Appalachia major from Sawmills, N.C.

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Melinda Bogardus, a family nurse practitioner, works to administer the Moderna vaccine to patients waiting in the parking lot. Bogardus has yet to receive the vaccine.

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December 23, 2020
Vials of the Moderna vaccine wait in a cooler and are monitored for temperature to ensure quality control for vaccine effectiveness.

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December 31, 2020
Katie Knapp and Will Powell, a married couple from Asheville who have worked with AppHealthCare, volunteered for the day to administer vaccinations to patients. Knapp currently works for AppHealthCare remotely from their home.

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December 31, 2020
Will Holt, the emergency services director for Watauga County, worked with AppHealthCare to form the logistics for administering the vaccine on Wednesday. Holt is also an EMT, who was on site in case a serious side effect occurs in the vaccination process.

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December 31, 2020
Jessica Chute, a nurse at App State Student Health Center, received the Moderna vaccine. She called it

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December 31, 2020
Frank Hancock, an oral surgeon in Boone, and Tara Hancock, wait for his Moderna vaccine dose in the parking lot of AppHealthCare. Tara is not receiving the vaccine on this same day but if she was given the choice she said she would wait for others to go first. Tara said she was there for moral support for Frank.

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March 4, 2021
Robin Overbay carrying away a used COVID-19 vaccine after administering to a patient in the parking lot of AppHealthCare.

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March 4, 2021
The team of nurses volunteered for Wednesday's efforts of administering the Moderna vaccine, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until 4 p.m.

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March 4, 2021
Robin Overbay a registered nurse with AppHealthCare takes a Moderna vaccine and paper work to a patient waiting in the parking lot of AppHealthCare on Wednesday. Overbay said she had got two hours of sleep with having to prep for the days work of administering the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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March 4, 2021
Ann Brown, poll worker at Watauga High School. Brown has been involved with working at voting polls since 2008 when she moved into the area.

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November 3, 2020
Jordan Reeder at the Watauga High School voting site. Reeder said this is the most important election to vote in,

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November 3, 2020
Arvil Sale working the polling site at Hardin Park where two precincts were grouped together due to COVID restrictions. Sale arrived in the area in 1967 with his attendance at Appalachian State University. He then spent his career teaching school for 33 years.

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November 3, 2020
McKenzie Spivey voted for the first time at the Plemmons Student Union on Election Day. Spivey waiting till Election Day to vote due to having COVID and was unable to vote. Spivey stated that her experience with COVID was very important in determining who she would vote for.

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November 3, 2020
William Andrew Bowman, a freshman, voted on Election Day due to being too busy until today.

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November 3, 2020
Annie Forgrave, a freshman business student, voted on Election Day due to having a busy schedule with MEPS and ROTC. This is Forgrave's first time voting and felt stressed to participate in this election from family and friends who were pressuring her,

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November 3, 2020
Student Tony Walker, voted on Election Day at the Student Union practicing his

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November 3, 2020
Doug Emhoff, husband of Kamala Harris, gives a speech to inspire voters in Watauga county to get out and vote for candidate Joe Biden during an early voting mobilization event held at Booneshine Brewery in Boone, N.C. on October 26.

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November 2, 2020
Spectators sit at socially distanced picnic tables and chairs during the early voting mobilization event where Doug Emhoff gave a speech to inspire Democrat voters to show up to the polls and invite others with them to support presidential candidate Joe Biden. The event was part of a full day rally that started with speeches in Winston-Salem earlier in the day, ending the day with a stop at Booneshine Brewery in Boone, N.C. on Oct 26.

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November 2, 2020
Ray Russell gives a speech ahead of the arrival of Doug Emhoff during an early voting mobilization event at Booneshine Brewery in Boone, N.C. on October 26.

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October 26, 2020
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