This program is 30 minutes long
(Gardena, California: Kaylee Hartung) The variant case in Colorado & the surge in cases in Los Angeles County featured; details given about the unmasked Christmas Eve Calvary Church service in Albuquerque causing a backlash; scenes shown of vaccinations at a Massachusetts nursing home. [Brown University school of public health Dr. Ashish JHA@- says the vaccine should work with the variant.] [California secretary of health & human services Dr. Mark GHALY@, nurse manager Jennie FRANCK@- talk about aspects of the coronavirus & California hospitals.] [National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony FAUCI@- says the surge is out of control.] The contact tracing in the Colorado variant strain case discussed.
(White House; Rachel Scott) The coronavirus vaccine schedule examined; statistics cited; scenes shown from Florida of seniors lined up for shots. [BIDEN - says it could take years to vaccinate all & it will take more time in this operational challenge.] [Dec. 9, HHS Secretary Alex AZAR@- outlines a vaccine dose schedule.] [National Inst. of Allergy & Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony FAUCI@, HHS asst. secretary Adm. Brett GIROIR, Brown University school of public health Dr. Ashish JHA@- offer differing opinions on vaccine numbers.] Biden's prediction of death numbers before the inauguration discussed.
(Washington: Terry Moran) The questions about the checks to be sent out as part of the stimulus relief package after Senator Mitch McConnell blocked a move to get checks sent out to Americans after the bill passed in the House with President Trump demanding a bigger check examined.
(Nashville: Marcus Moore) The new developments in the Nashville Christmas bombing when Anthony Warner blew up his RV in downtown reported; several scenes shown of the blast, people fleeing, the damages; details given about Warner's bomb-making materials, his writings about conspiracy theories, including 5G cell technology. [Property owner David GROW@- reacts.] [Neighbor Rick LAUDE@- says Warner claimed he would be famous.]
(Ft. Lee, New Jersey: Ginger Zee) Two major storms moving across the US with snow in the Midwest with another storm out of Texas reviewed; weather maps shown.
(LaGuardia airport, New York: Gio Benitez) The return of Boeing 737 MAX jets to service featured; scenes shown of the American Airlines planes; details given about the software changes to prevent crashes due to design flaws. [Passenger Ashley RAPPAPORT@- comments on the flight.] [American Airlines pilot Capt. Peter GAMBLE@- talks about the plane.] [Daughter of crash victim Joseph Wathaka, Zipporah KURIA@- opposes the MAX planes.]
(No location given: Robin Roberts) The story of the heroes of 2020 presented; scenes shown of frontline workers working in the coronavirus pandemic: nurse Erin Coortway%, Dr. Joseph Varon, nurse Lori Marie Kay% singing & some teachers.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) The ABC spacial "The Year 2020" aired tonight noted.