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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 13, 2020
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The historic transport of the first boxes of Pfizer vaccine shown. Reports introduced.

(Portage, Michigan: Gabe Gutierrez) The process of readying the vaccine for delivery after the CDC signed off on the FDA advisory ruling featured; scenes shown from the Pfizer plant in Michigan & of UPS & FedEx trucks rolling. [Operation Warp Speed CEO Gen. Gustave PERNA@- cites the beginning of the mission.] [Michigan teacher Pamela IVES?- comments.] [Pfizer global supply president Mike McDERMOTT@- says it is an extraordinary day.]

(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(Louisville, Kentucky: Morgan Chesky) The monumental mission to get the vaccine to all 50 states featured; scenes shown from the UPS hub in Louisville, Kentucky, where a plane was loaded. [UPS healthy care president Wes WHEELER - describes what happened with planes taking off.] [UPS employee Hannah ELBIE@- comments.] [ UPS flight operations & safety vice president Capt. Houston MILLS@- describes what happened with this flight.] How two of the vaccine boxes will stay in Kentucky discussed.

(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Meagan Fitzgerald) The plans for the vaccinations first for health care workers featured; details given of hospital bed shortages in Mississippi &, California as cases climb. [Highlands Ranch emergency department Dr. Ben USATCH@- cites our enthusiasm.] [New Jersey Governor Phil MURPHY - says a good slug will go to long-term care.] [Cedars-Sinai Medical Center COO Dr. Jeff SMITH@, University of Utah Health Dr. Ravish CHOUDHARY@, CBS' Dr. Natalie AZAR@- talk about the vaccine & vaccinations.] [Nurse Alma ABAD?- talks about the patients.] How quickly health care workers in Los Angeles will be vaccinated discussed.

(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(WWilmington, Delaware: Kelly O'Donnell) The vaccine access for senior government workers, including the White House, within a "continuity of government plan" examined. The meeting tomorrow of the Electoral College to formalize the win for President-elect Joe Biden while President Trump remains defiant discussed.

Snow, Kate;
Gutierrez, Gabe;
Chesky, Morgan;
Fitzgerald, Meagan;
O'Donnell, Kelly

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