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Coronavirus / US / The Variant, Vaccine Rollout / A Discussion #1276846

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020
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(Studio: Jim Sciutto) The detection of the new coronavirus strain in California as well as Colorado & the slow vaccine rollout introduced; statistics on death cited; details given of the death in Louisiana of newly elected Congressman Luke Letlow@. [California Governor Gavin NEWSOM@- says the new strain is here in California.] [On CNN, asst. HHS secretary Adm. Brett GIROIR - says programs start slowly.] [Former COVID task force adviser to Vice President Mike Pence Olivia TROYE@- cites the lack of a national strategy.] How President Trump is not delivering despite earlier promises {about the vaccine} noted. [In late October, TRUMP - says it will happen very quickly using the military.] Trump shown golfing against today at one of his clubs.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto; West Palm Beach, Florida: Kaitlan Collins) Trump's plans to return to Washington tomorrow missing his New Year's Eve party for unknown reasons while he does have plans for disruption, the issue of the slow vaccine rollout & the view of political staffers on vaccines discussed.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with Representative Donna SHalala & Olivia Troye about the vaccine numbers. [SHALALA - offers views on the lack of a plan for the distribution of vaccine after it gets to the states & needs to get it into arms quicker with organization, on how quickly can President-elect Joe Biden's administration work to get the vaccines into the arms with a sense of urgency & major organization.] Troye tweet quoted. [TROYE - offers views on how testing & PPE had been a disaster, on how it will take a long time to bring order to this with the country still divided on issues like masks.]

Sciutto, Jim;
Collins, Kaitlan

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