This program is 30 minutes long
(London: Julia Macfarlane) The new strain of the coronavirus in Britain leading to a European travel ban & a lockdown in England while the US had its worst week in the pandemic featured. [British Prime Minister Boris JOHNSON, New York Governor Andrew CUOMO - comment on this variant of the virus.] [On Wednesday, JOHNSON - says we don't want to ban Christmas.]
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.
(Olive Branch, Mississippi: Gio Benitez) The start of the shipment of Moderna Vaccine featured; scenes shown of the FexEx & UPS trucks & planes on the move; details given about CDC rules on who will receive the vaccine, allergic reactions to the Pfizer vaccine & distribution issues. [Father died of coronavirus, UPS driver Todd ELBLE@- talks about his shipment.] [Operation Warp Speed's Dr. Moncef SLAOUI@- says there are now two vaccines.] [HHS asst. secretary Adm. Brett GIROIR@- talks about allergic reactions.] [Michigan Governor Gretchen WHITMER@- says we need reliable information.] [Operation Warp Speed COO Gen. Gustave PERNA@- says the allocation issues are his fault.] The vaccination campaign during this busiest holiday shipping week with vaccine getting priority discussed.
(New York: Trevor Ault) The surge in coronavirus cases filling hospitals featured; details given about the United plane scare when a man died of a heart attack, the infection rate in Los Angeles; cases, deaths & hospitalization statistics cited. [TRAVELLER - recounts the plane story link to COVID.] [L.A. DOCTOR - likens it to a war zone.] [Patient's husband Greg CRAVER?- comments on his wife's plight.]
(Washington: Rachel Scott) The reaching of a Congressional deal for a stimulus plan after six months of negotiations examined; unemployment & the stimulus money statistics cited Senator Mitch MCCONNELL - says help is on the way.] [Out of work nurse, Lisa MISTRETTA@- says six hundred dollars is nothing.] [WOMAN - says these are survival checks.] When the direct payment checks may go out discussed.
(Washington: Faith Abubey) The focus by President Trump on overturning the election featured; details given about the Friday Oval Office meeting of Trump with lawyer Sidney Powell & former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who suggested using martial law & the backlash to the ideas. [On WABC radio, TRUMP - cites voter fraud.] [On NewsMax, FLYNN - says he could rerun elections in the states.] [On CNN, former national security adviser John Bolton - calls the martial law idea appalling.]
(New York: Stephanie Ramos) The view of President Trump that China, rather than Russia, may be behind the cyber attacks in US government agencies examined; details given of the attack via Solar Wind using a malicious code to breach computer systems; Trump tweet quoted. [Dec. 18, voice of Secretary of State Mike POMPEO - says it was the Russians.] [Senator Mitt ROMNEY - says Trump has a blind spot on Russia.] [Senator Mark WARNER - calls it serious.]
(Chicago: Greg Dutra) The holiday weather forecast with a new system heading across the country with rain in the West & snow in the East reported; weather & temperature maps shown.