This program is 31 minutes long
(Olive Branch, Mississippi: Morgan Chesky) The CDC recommendation of the Moderna vaccine for use against the coronavirus featured; statistics cited; details given about the rollout procedure. [Operation Warp Speed COO Gen. Gustave PERNA@- says shots in arms is our goal; admits he failed.] Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals CEO John HENDERSON@- says hospitals are stretched to the limits, but smaller hospitals will get the vaccine within the week.] [Michigan Governor Gretchn WHITMER@- asks where are out doses?] [Stanford hospital WORKER- complains about priorities.] The CDC report on allergic reactions to the vaccines discussed.
(London: Matt Bradley) The cancellation in Britain of Christmas due to a new contagious strain of the coronavirus featured; details given about the restrictions in Britain & Italy. [British Prime Minister Boris JOHNSON - says we have to protect lives to prevent soaring infections.] [University of Cambridge professor Ravindra GUPTA@- worries about vaccine resistance.]
(Los Angeles: Meagan Fitzgerald) The concern about the deadly coronavirus surge, people traveling for the holidays & full hospitals featured; scenes shown from the Los Angeles airport; details given about a plane flighty diverted to an ill passenger; AAA travel statistics cited. [TRAVELLER - comments.] [Los Angeles County dept of health services dir. Dr. Christina GHALY@, emergency medicine professor Dr. Ramandeep DHILLON@. Mayor Eric GARCETTI@, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Dr. Catherine O'NEAL@- offer views on the hospital crisis.] The closing of its California stores by Apple due to the virus discussed.
(New York: Kathy Park) The vaccinations for people in nursing homes featured; scenes shown from Connecticut. [Connecticut MAN, Mary Manning Walsh Home dir. Michael MOMAHAN@, CVS SPOKESMAN. Walgreens pharmacy manager Kate LATTA@- comment on aspects of the vaccine process.] The numbers of people to be vaccinated at long-term care facilities discussed.
(White House: Kelly O'Donnell) The response from President Trump against the claim that Russia ia behind the cyber attacks on US government agencies featured; Trump tweet blaming China & a White House statement not blaming Russia quoted. [In radio interview, Secretary of State Mike POMPEO - says the Russians were engaged.] The naming by President-elect Joe Biden of six people to his climate team, including Native American Deb Haaland to the Interior noted. [BIDEN - says we need a unified response to climate change.] The status of the COVID relief package discussed.
(No location given: Jo Ling Kent) The shopping rush before Christmas this Super Saturday featured; statistics cited. [Three SHOPPERS, National Retail Federation President Matthew SHAY@, MATHIS@- comment of weekend shopping & safety.] [small business owner in Louisville Jack MATHIS - talks about business, store safety & sales.]
(Fayetteville: Sam Brock) A look at how the University of Arkansas college basketball team is working to protect players from coronavirus featured; scenes shown from the arena; details given about chip technology used in the SEC to track playerss' distance. Male Player, female player Jailyn MASON@, coach Eric MUSSELMAN@, women's team's trainer Simone RUSH@, coach Mike NABORS?- talk about the teams' safety measures.]