This program is 30 minutes long
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The Congressional deal for a stimulus relief bill for Americans due to the coronavirus that may be too little & too late featured; tenets of the bill outlined on screen. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says it is what the country needs.] [Voice of Treasury Secretary Steve MNUCHIN - says people will get money next week.] [Unemployed due to COVID, Lisa MISTRETTA@- says it is scary.] The word from President Trump's White House discussed.
(London: Ian Pannell) The global response to the new variant of the coronavirus examined; details given about the ban on travel to & from Britain, the contagious nature of the new strain. [British Prime Minister Boris JOHNSON, Operation Warp Speed adviser Dr. Moncef SLAOUI@, New York Governor Andrew CUOMO, HHS asst. secretary Adm. Brett GIROIR@ - comment on the mutated viral strain.] [CUOMO - criticizes federal negligence.] The position of National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on a US ban on U.K. flights discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with Brown University school of public health Dr. Ashish Jha about the variant. [JHA@- offers views on concerns about the variant strain against which the vaccine will work, on how long it takes a variant to overcome a vaccine.]
(Brooklyn, New York: Eva Pilgrim) The rollout in the US of the Moderna Vaccine featured; details given about CDC recommendations for the next group to receive the vaccine, on the advantages of the Moderna vaccine for rural areas, California's need for help; scenes shown of people being vaccinated. [President-elect Joe BIDEN - says he is getting vaccinated to show there is nothing to worry about.] [HHS Secretary Henry AZAR - says the vaccine will save lives.] [New York nurse Arlene RAMIREZ@, Dr. Joseph VARON - say this vaccine is hope.] [Los Angeles County public health dir. Dr. Barbara FERRER@- predicts a surge on a surge on a surge.]
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The break by Attorney General William Barr from President Trump over efforts to overturn the presidential election results examined; details given about the conspiracy theories pushed by former national security adviser Michael Flynn & Trump attorney Sidney Powell with the suggestion of using martial law. [BARR - says there is no basis for seizing voting machines, so a special counsel is not appropriate; states the Russians are behind the hacking.] Barr's position & the position taken by Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani on Powell discussed.
(Connecticut: Rob Marciano) The Christmas week storm previewed; weather maps shown.