ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 2020
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(New York: Tom Llamas) The expectation the FDA will soon approve the Moderna Vaccine for use in the US so it can join the Pfizer vaccine as coronavirus numbers get worse in this deadliest week of the of the pandemic with state concerns about vaccine supply featured; details given about the two-dose vaccine effectiveness; scenes shown of a protest at Stanford Hospital in California about vaccine priorities, of Vice President Mike Pence being vaccinated at the White House. [HHS Secretary Henry AZAR@, National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony FAUCI@; at FedEx in Memphis, ABC's Gio BENITEZ, PENCE; in Connecticut, ABC's Janai NORMAN, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Dr. John GASMAN@- comment on aspects of the new vaccine.] The plans for 20 million doses to be delivered by the end of the year discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with [Brown University school of public health Dr. Ashish Jha about the two vaccines. [JHA@- offers views on whether there are differences between the Moderna & Pfizer vaccines with more vaccines to come.]
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