This program is 30 minutes long
(New York: Tom Llamas) The start of vaccinations featured; scenes shown of Long Island Jewish medical Center critical care nurse Lindsay & others getting their shots. [LINDSAY - says listen to the experts.] [Lenox Hill Hospital Dr. Yves DUROSEAU@- comments on this being the first step.] [In Connecticut, ABC's Trevor AULT; Dallas hospital worker Theresa MEYER?; in Michigan, ABC's Alex PEREZ, HHS Secretary Alex AZAR@ - offer views on the aspects of the vaccine.] The timeline for access to the vaccine across the country discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with Brown University Dr. Ashish Jha about the vaccine timetable. [JHA - offers views on high-risk people getting vaccinated first & more people in March, on how long the vaccination will provide protection, on whether those vaccinated can transmit.]
(Studio: David Muir) The statistics on coronavirus hospitalizations cited. Report introduced.
(Hackensack, New Jersey: Stephanie Ramos) The death level at 300,000 & CDC projections for 362,000 more deaths by Jan. 2 reported; more statistics cited; scenes shown from the Hackensack University Medical Center of a converted coronavirus unit, of the collapse of University of Florida college basketball player Keyontae Johnson on court. [National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony FAUCI@- comments on deaths.] [Lost father to COVID. Andrea ARAUJO@, New York Governor Andrew CUOMO; Hackensack nurse Robert ROBINSON@- offer views on aspects of the coronavirus crisis.] The issue of business restrictions in New York City noted.
(Studio: David Muir) ABC's "The Shot: Race for the Vaccine" announced.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The confirmation of the presidential election victory for President-elect Joe Biden with today's Electoral College vote carried out at state capitals reviewed; scenes shown from several states. [In Georgia, Stacey ABRAMS; Michigan Governor Gretchen WHITMER; Florida WOMAN; retiring Representative Paul MITCHELL@; Senator John THUNE@- announce/comment on the vote.] The announcement from Biden he will take the vaccine when recommended & what President Trump said discussed.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The announcement of the resignation of Attorney General William Barr, who denied there was fraud in the presidential election & his position on the Hunter Biden investigation, reviewed; Trump tweet & Barr's statement on Dec. 1 quoted. [Twice TRUMP - comments on Barr.]
(No location given: Ginger Zee) A major nor=easter storm alert for the East with snow likely reviewed; weather maps shown.