NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.
(Chicago: Jim Avila) The flu outbreak featured; scenes shown of people waiting for flu shots in St. Paul, Minnesota; Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Greenville, South Carolina and Ocoee, Florida; details given about the particular vulnerability of children. [Catholic Charities nurse Jennifer LUND- says we are taking it very seriously.] [CDC Dr. Julie GERBERDING- comments on the danger for high-risk children.] [Madison, Ohio, school district superintendent Roger HARRAMAN- comments on sick school kids.] [Parent Susie SOKOL- comments.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) The rationing of flu vaccine, which is in short supply, featured. [Parent Mildred MEDINA- comments on getting shots for her kids, who have asthma.] [NIH Dr. Anthony FAUCI- comments on setting guidelines for how the vaccine is rationed.] [Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute Dr. Ruth FADEN- says the only morally defensible principal is need.] [Bellevue Hospital director Dr. Lewis GOLDFRANK- explains how he decides who gets the doses.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) More information on msnbc.com noted.