This program is 30 minutes long
(Kalamazoo, Michigan: Alex Perez) The threats from President Trump against FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn if the vaccine is not approved today featured; Trump tweet quoted; details given about the allergy warning about the vaccine; scenes shown from the Pfizer plant in Michigan & hospital training sessions. [HHS Secretary Henry AZAR@- says the time is very close.] [National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony FAUCI@- warns about allergies.] [UPS Healtcare & Life Sciences president Wes WHEELER@- talks about the data.] The government order for the Moderna vaccine for spring delivery discussed.
(Mission Hills, California: Matt Gutman) The pressure on the hospitals due to the coronavirus surge during the deadliest week after the Thanksgiving surge featured; scenes shown from California hospital tents for patients; statistics cited. [CDC dir. Dr. Robert REDFIELD - predicts more deaths per day than on 9/11.] [Niece of Rockey Burkholder Mikkel BECKER@, Indiana University Health ICU nurse Brittany UMANA@, El Centro Regional Medical Center CEO Dr. Adolphe EDWARD@, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center CEO Dr. Bernie KLEIN@- offer views on aspects of the coronavirus crisis.] The number of patients inside hospitals after the surge & before a Christmas surge with hospitals near the breaking point discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) A coming "20/20" on "The Shot: Race for the Vaccine" noted.
(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The Supreme Court denial of the Texas lawsuit on the election backed by President Trump, who also attacked the FDA as being too slow in dealing with the approval of the Pfizer vaccine, reviewed; scenes shown of White House parties. [President-elect Joe BIDEN - says there is no political influence on the vaccine, just science; sates we need presidential leadership.] [Dec. 8, TRUMP - says the vaccine is the goal.] How this has to be the end of the road for Trump legal challenges after 126 Republicans signed on to this legal case discussed.
(No location given: Rob Marciano) The winter storm system for the weekend reviewed; weather maps shown.
(Washington: Rachel Scott) The police raid in Florida on the home of a scientist, Rebekah Jones, who had been fired from the state coronavirus tracking updated; police body camera video from the raid shown; details given about the investigation into a data hack. [Dec. 8, voice of JONES- calls it a political shakedown.] [Governor Ron DeSANTIS@- says the police did their job.]