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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland National Guard Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to lead the Equity Task Force to ensure the statewide COVID-19 vaccine rollout is equitable.

“I’m here to offer you an opportunity to be healthy, and to make your community healthy, and the only thing I can do is to be here time after time,” Birckhead said.

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The task force visited churches, hospitals and even went car to car to build vaccine confidence in communities of color.

“We’re bringing it to you in the language that you speak in the community that you live,” Birckhead said. “Outreach in this instance means vaccines in arms.”

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Birckhead said, for her, this mission is personal.

“My grandfather’s diploma 1915, if you look at his name, it’s spelled incorrectly. This is very indicative of what colored people at that time went through. They didn’t take him time to spell his name correctly,” Birckhead said.

Birckhead said this mission gives future generations a chance.

“We’re not talking about this one generation in this time and place,” Birckhead said. “We’re talking about the future generations, and so that person who may come up with the vaccine for the next epidemic or the next pandemic may not ever be here without us taking care of this now and without us getting this under control.”

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Guilty Gear Strive has been delayed until June

Guilty Gear fans are going to have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the latest entry in the franchise. Guilty Gear Strive, which was supposed to launch on April 9, has been delayed until June 11, developer Arc System Works announced Wednesday.

In a statement released on the Arc System Works Twitter account, the development team explained that the decision resulted in part from the open beta test for the game. The statement also mentioned that the game’s online features will be a particular focus for the team during this extra development time.

“Since we have received valuable feedback after the recent open beta test, we would like to make the most of this opportunity to provide the best game possible,” the developers said. “We need extra time to polish some aspects of the game, such as online lobbies, and the server’s stability.”

This is the second delay for Guilty Gear Strive, which was originally set to debut in 2020. In May 2020, Arc System Works announced that the game was getting bumped to 2021 due to the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guilty Gear Strive is set to come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC via Steam.

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