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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 12, 2020
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(Studio: Adriana Diaz) The moment of hope in the fight against coronavirus with FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine with this being the worst week of the pandemic introduced; statistics cited. Report introduced.

(Portage, Michigan: Manuel Bojorquez) The massive logistical operation to get the vaccine distributed ny UPS & FedEx featured. [FDA commissioner Stephen HAHN@- says this vaccine met quality standards.] [Federal Express National President of the Americas Richard SMITH%- calls this a team effort.] [Operation Warp Speed chief operating officer Gen. Gustave PERNA@- says we have a lot of work to do.] The need to continue to follow CDC guidelines on masks & distancing noted.

(Studio: Adriana Diaz) Live discussion held with CBS medical contributor Dr. David Agus@ on the vaccine. [From Los Angeles, AGUS - offers views on how the vaccine will be delivered, on how recent vaccines have not had serious side effects, on how we need to take the first vaccine available.]

(Studio: Adriana Diaz) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Danya Bacchus) The rise in hospitalizations amid the holiday surge in cases featured; details given about new restrictions in New York City; scenes shown of triage tents in California. [Restaurant OWNER - reacts.] [Los Angeles public health dir. Barbara FERRER@- says we face catastrophic suffering.] [Indiana University Health chief nursing officer Elizabeth LINDEN%- comments on the impact on hospital workers.] The record number of cases in Los Angeles County noted.

Diaz, Adriana;
Bojorquez, Manuel;
Bacchus, Danya

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