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Coronavirus / Global / The Variant / Jha Interview #1276605

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 21, 2020
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(London: Ian Pannell) The global response to the new variant of the coronavirus examined; details given about the ban on travel to & from Britain, the contagious nature of the new strain. [British Prime Minister Boris JOHNSON, Operation Warp Speed adviser Dr. Moncef SLAOUI@, New York Governor Andrew CUOMO, HHS asst. secretary Adm. Brett GIROIR@ - comment on the mutated viral strain.] [CUOMO - criticizes federal negligence.] The position of National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on a US ban on U.K. flights discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with Brown University school of public health Dr. Ashish Jha about the variant. [JHA@- offers views on concerns about the variant strain against which the vaccine will work, on how long it takes a variant to overcome a vaccine.]

Muir, David;
Pannell, Ian

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